Long Beach: Andretti Autosport preview

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

* Led 58 of 90 laps last weekend on the way to a season-best fifth-place finish

"After the race in Barber I'm really optimistic for Long Beach this weekend. I think we're on to something with the Venom car. We were able to show that we're competitive and it's a great feeling both for me and for the crew. We can finally taste it and I'm confident we can get all the pieces to fall together."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

* Will pull double-duty at Long Beach this weekend, running in both the IZOD IndyCar Series for Andretti Autosport and in the American Le Mans Series for Level 5 Motorsports

(ON RUNNING IN BOTH SERIES THIS WEEKEND) "I guess I'm 'old school.' I'd rather be racing than doing anything else, so if I have a chance to run another during the weekend, that's fine with me. Don't get me wrong -- it's demanding, but it's workable. We don't have a lot of track time in the ALMS car this weekend, so I can handle it. You probably wouldn't sign on for it every weekend or at every track, but we'll be fine this weekend."

(ON RUNNING AT LONG BEACH) "Long Beach is one of the cornerstones of our sport. If this were golf, I think Long Beach would be one of the 'majors.' It has so much heritage, so much history and such a great vibe. I don't think there is a single driver that doesn't want to have a Long Beach win on their resume. It means that much."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

* Heads to Long Beach ranked ninth in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings

"I'm very excited for Long Beach. It's a great event and one that you always look forward to. Team 7-Eleven is much better than what you see in our results from the first three races, and I think the same could be said for the whole Andretti Autosport team. We're doing what we need to do; we just need to do it a little bit better and get a couple more things to go our way. We're right there."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

* Drove to a fourth-place finish at Long Beach in 2009, sparking a run of four-straight top-five results

"Long Beach is a challenging race, but I'm up for it. It's been a rough start to the season, no question, with all the road and street courses. But, the whole GoDaddy.com crew has been working really hard to get us where we want to be and hopefully we can start to turn things around this weekend."

-source: andretti autosport

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