IRL: Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing Fast Friday report

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Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I feel good. I definitely have a better feeling about qualifying this year than last year. I think we've got some guys here on the team that have put a good pace down, so we're going to figure out how they did it and apply it to our Motorola car. Overall, AGR is just much, much stronger than we were a year ago."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a much better day for Team 7-Eleven as we worked toward our qualifying car. We had a reasonable speed alone. We've been good all week and I think we're there. We're competitive, for sure. Tomorrow (Pole Day) is the most stressful day of the month other than the race. The new qualifying format looks exciting and dramatic so I think the fans will have a blast. I do well under pressure. I like the pressure, the atmosphere and hopefully we'll have a good day."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It's been an up-and-down week for us for sure. The NYSE car got better today after we made a few changes. The balance we have is very finicky. It's easy to tip it right over to where I'm not even able to drive it. If we get it right, we should be in the top 11 tomorrow. That's my goal. Saturday night I want to be in a race mentality. I don't want to have to qualify again. We've been among the quickest cars all week so I'm hopeful we'll be right where we need to be tomorrow."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Today was a busy day. We were mostly preparing for Pole Day tomorrow. We really made some good progress on the Canadian Club car. It looks very close for qualifying tomorrow between the top seven or eight. I think it is going to be important to get the weather conditions in your favor to have everything right and right now, I'm excited about it."

Michael Andretti, #39 Motorola/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We found a little something toward the end of the day, but we're still not happy with where we are. We just need to figure out how to get the speed out of the Motorola/Jim Beam car. It's driving better; it just isn't as fast as it needs to be right now."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Jim Beam , Danica Patrick