IRL: St. Pete: Andretti Green Racing Friday report

Tony Kanaan, ...

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a good day for us. We worked on the qualifying setup on the #11 Team 7-Eleven car and it was a good session. We're working towards qualifying and hopefully we'll have a good day tomorrow, be in the top six and we'll see what happens from there."

Bryan Herta, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We had a little bit of a rough start this morning and I was a little surprised because I thought we had a good base setup from last year. Obviously the conditions are a little different so we had to chase the #7 XM Satellite Radio car a little bit this morning. We were much better this afternoon and if we can make another step tomorrow then I'm confident that we'll be right where we want to be."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The car has been very, very good all day. From the first lap this morning, the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car has felt right. There are absolutely no problems at all with the car. The track is a typical street course and is getting faster and faster every lap. I'm just having a ball out there, but it's tomorrow and Sunday that count, so hopefully we'll have the speed when it matters."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We made a big change to the #26 NYSE car between practice sessions that we thought was for the better and now I'm learning the drivers that I can and can't trust. I thought that all I had to do was get a clean pass and then away we go; I have a clean track and could get a feel for the car. But he (Cheever) turned in to my left rear and that was unfortunate. But I did get a good enough feel for the car and I think we're going to be in pretty decent shape. We easily had a top-five car, which is good."


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