IRL: Andretti Green Racing Homestead test 2006-03-05

Dario Franchitti, ...

Dario Franchitti, #27 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We're still looking for some speed but we feel reasonably comfortable with the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car in traffic. We're continuing to learn and that's what it's about. You've got to learn as much as you can here and put everything together for the race weekend."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I think we are a little bit behind on our qualifying run, but Team 7-Eleven did a long run during the afternoon session and I was pretty pleased with the car I had. What really matters is the race. I think we proved last year that we can pass people when we come from the back of the pack. I would like to try and qualify a little better this year so we don't have to come from the back so often. We still have three weeks to go home and think about how we can make the #11 Team 7-Eleven car better for race weekend, but today was a good day to compare ourselves to everybody else and I think we're not the fastest, but we are competitive right now."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I'm disappointed with the way we ran today. Although this is a test, I still expect to come out here and be fast. The XM Satellite Radio team has a lot of work to do before the first race of the season and I'm hopeful that we will be able to come back to Homestead and be competitive."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Our goal was to run a lot of laps, get comfortable with the NYSE car on the oval and run in traffic. And we accomplished all of that. We spent a lot of time trying to run behind other cars and get our car to work in traffic. We worked with Bryan (Herta) and got things working pretty well for the long runs. The NYSE car was working good today, the speed just wasn't quite there and that's what we have to work on. But I'm feeling comfortable on the ovals in a race situation and that's what we set out to do."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Marco Andretti , Jim Beam