Pre-Race Report - Twin Ring Motegi Danica Patrick, ...
Pre-Race Report - Twin Ring Motegi
Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I look forward to coming back to Japan each year. My first race here was back in 2005 and I had a great result. What I like about this track is that it is so different from any other circuit that we race on back in the States, but at the same time I am very comfortable racing here. It is a difficult track, but fun. I think that the Motorola car will do well this weekend."
Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I love to go to Japan, especially after last year when I got my win there. It's definitely a place that I'm looking forward to going back to. I've always been treated really, really nice by my Japanese fans so I can't wait to go back to Motegi. The Team 7-Eleven car has been really quick this season so hopefully we'll be able to get a repeat victory in Japan."
Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I'm looking forward to going back to Motegi this year. It's a track that is difficult to master because Turns 1 and 2 are so different from Turns 3 and 4. I had an accident last year after struggling with the setup for most of the race. The extra practice day always helps, so hopefully we'll learn some things and challenge to put the Alpine car in victory lane for our first win of the season."
Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I've been very busy doing the final promotions for the Indy Japan 300. I've visited so many places for the promotion and all the people have been so kind. It is nice to know that there are so many IndyCar Series fans in Japan. It will be my home race and it is very important for me to do well here. I've raced in Twin Ring Motegi before and it is one of my favorite tracks so I am very excited to be here. Tony won the race here last year and Andretti Green Racing is strong here as well, so I am looking forward to the race."