IRL: Andretti Green Racing Homestead oval open test notes

Dan Wheldon, ...

Dan Wheldon, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I thought the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car was pretty good today. This race will be won in traffic, so we worked a lot in those conditions. We definitely have to keep working. I enjoyed driving on the road course and the oval here at Homestead. We just need to find a little bit more speed, but overall it was a very productive test."

Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The ArcaEx team started off the day pretty strong, but we didn't really gain the speed we were hoping for. It just seemed that the more we went through the day, the slower we got in comparison to everybody else. So that was kind of frustrating. We have a couple of things to do to the ArcaEx car that should improve it for the first race. I'm frustrated, but we still have time to make improvements."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The XM Satellite Radio team had a good day on the oval. We had a pretty good program to go through and worked on some different things than the other three cars did. We definitely learned some things today about the feeling of the car on this track. That is really helpful with this being the place where we will race first."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We were just trying to see what it will take to have a good car when we come here to race in March. It's very critical to find a balance for the Team 7-Eleven car; one that is comfortable to drive in traffic and fast when you are on your own. That is our biggest challenge. We ran all weekend and Team 7-Eleven did a great job. We didn't have any problems or mechanical failures and we came out clean. I'm happy for that. This was just a test and we'll keep working. We still have a lot of work to do."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam