IRL: Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing race report

Dario Franchitti, ...

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it? I have to thank the entire Canadian Club team. The reason we went for that strategy was because we cut a tire on some debris and had to make the pit stop. And these guys called a great race. I was saving fuel under the yellow. I was saving so much fuel. I just can't believe it. I have to thank everybody at AGR and all of our sponsors. I couldn't believe it, just driving in there. It's fantastic. To be a member of this club is fantastic. It could have been any one of the five of us (AGR team members) today. We were unlucky in the first stint of the race and I'm really glad we got to run the second part (after the rain). I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier."

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The Motorola car was very good and I felt like we had a chance today. As you could see throughout the race, someone at AGR was always in a position to win. I'm just glad one of my teammates was able to win. There were a few cars that played the strategy right and unfortunately we ended up eighth. It was obviously not what we wanted since we were running second for a long time at the end. Definitely a disappointing day but I'm glad Dario was able to win and I'm glad the team won."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I don't know what happened on the restart. I don't even know who crashed. I spun but managed to keep it on the track and after that I knew the day was over. This is Indianapolis and this is the way it is. It's too bad because the Team 7-Eleven car was the best car I've ever had at Indianapolis. It was a bad day for me but became a good day for Dario and his team. If I could pick anybody to win besides me and Michael (Andretti), it would be Dario. He is one of the biggest reasons I signed with this team and it was a good day for him. One of my best friends won today and I'm so happy for him."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I'm going to be bruised, but to come out of that bruised, I'm going to be happy. I'm very lucky, for sure. What's making me overcome the bruises right now is this (pointing to Victory Lane). I'm so happy for Dario, that's all I can say. I don't really know what happened to get me sideways but I was upside down for a long time. My mirror was broke, so I had no idea who was outside me, whoever it was. I think it might have been Dan (Wheldon). I apologize. It's just one of those days where I lost the balance. It rained, we went out, and I was nowhere. The NYSE car was definitely a contender in the beginning."

Michael Andretti, #39 Motorola/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It's still all about winning, isn't it? That's why we have five cars out there. Hopefully one of them is going to be in the right position and that's what happened. At the first part of the race, we had three in a good position. In the end, we had one. Lucky that it was Dario. That's the way it works out for us. Like I said, we're all about the win. We're very happy today that Dario was able to get it. I'm so very happy for him personally. He deserves it. He's been such a big part of Andretti Green Racing since day one. He's helped build it to where it is today. I'm just so happy that he was able to get the benefits of that. I'm really happy for him."

-credit: agr

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