IRL: Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing day nine notes

Michael Andretti, ...

Michael Andretti, #1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We're not where we want to be right now, but we're still working, trying to get it where we want it. We just wish we could have finished the day out. I hope the weather will cooperate with us tomorrow."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The XM Satellite Radio team was working on race setup today and judging by the speeds, I'd say that almost everybody was doing the same. I'd have to say right now that we've got a little more work to do. We're going to have to get this part right before we go and think about the qualifying setup. Hopefully we learned some things that we can carry over into the qualifying setup, but the key right now is to get a comfortable car that we feel can do the job for 500 miles."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was time to go to a race setup for the Klein Tools/Canadian Club boys and it was probably a good idea since the weather came in pretty quickly. If we get a couple more hours of this (rain), we're going to be in trouble. Every chance we get, we've got to focus on the race and work on our setup. I don't think we've got the time to make any inroads in the qualifying setup."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"After all the bad weather we've had we got to run until five o'clock today so I'd call it a 'longer' day. I think the Team 7-Eleven car is still a little behind and we have some work yet to do. But I'm a little happier now than I was at the beginning of the day and I think we're moving in the right direction."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We ran full tanks all day on the #26 NYSE car. It's hard to compare times to other guys because it's hard to know who's running what. We're still a little on the edge, balance-wise, and we need to get a little better on both the front and the rear of the car. That's tough when you already have downforce in the car. It's tough to make both ends better without hurting one end or the other. That's our biggest challenge."

-AGR-

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