IRL: Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing day five report

Tony Kanaan, ...

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"My teammates and I have been working really well together. We've been making our qualifying simulations and I'm confident about what we can do. I think Team 7-Eleven is making good progress, and now it's just a matter of waiting for the right conditions and dialing the car in for our qualifying run on Saturday."

Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The ArcaEx team had a very good day today, but it's kind of a double-edge sword. You want to go out and run on your own because you want to know how you're going to do in qualifying. At the same time, you want to run up the time charts so you're looking for a tow. We spent most of the day on our own and worked on qualifying most the time and we're pretty happy. Hopefully the weather will hold up. We have a good balance with the ArcaEx car and we're just going to tweak it a little bit more to prepare it for Saturday."

Dan Wheldon, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It's obviously great to qualify on the pole and that's what the Klein Tools/Jim Beam team is working toward, there's no doubt about it. You've got to have one eye on the race, but right now everything seems to be going pretty good. There are the occasional 'Indianapolis 500 blues' where you go out in the afternoon and nothing goes like it was going earlier in the day, so you have to work back and find out why. But, that's the joy of the Indianapolis 500."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We didn't get the speed that the other three did, but tomorrow we are going to our full qualifying set up on the XM car, so I would expect that we will be right there with them. Today we were trying some different setup concepts that we wanted to evaluate and we know which one we want to go with now, so tomorrow we'll start refining it and going for speed."


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