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Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The Team 7-Eleven car felt very good today. We did our job and we have a consistent car. How good are we going to be on Sunday? Nobody knows. I feel confident and I'm happy with the progress that Team 7-Eleven has made throughout the month. I don't know if you can really judge how your car will run Sunday based on what it did today. It was hotter today than it's been all month and you could definitely feel the effect it had on the car, but Sunday is going to be even warmer."

Michael Andretti, #1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I'm ready. I was pretty happy with the Jim Beam/Vonage car at the end of the warm- up. The weather (on race day) is definitely a concern. It will be a major variable and a major monkey wrench thrown into the race. I only hope we make the right adjustments for the weather."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a little chaotic out there with everyone trying to get into traffic so it didn't have a good flow to it. The XM Satellite Radio team felt like we accomplished what we needed to. Everybody is going to be facing the same weather conditions on race day, so I feel comfortable with what we have."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I really think the NYSE team is ready to race. We were hoping that the car would be similarly balanced like it was the last time we ran, and it was. I really wouldn't count the NYSE team out; I really think we have a legitimate shot at winning this race. I'm still learning every lap I run. Today was a good day and I'm really looking forward to race day."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Today was the best the Klein Tools/Canadian Club car has felt all month. I'm reasonably happy with the feeling of the car. I'm hoping to be surprised by the speed of the car in the race because, during the warmup, we put ourselves in heavy traffic the whole time. It wasn't conducive to fast lap times but I felt like we were running a good pace in those conditions."


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