Nashville: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The Motorola car was stuck and it was pretty easy, which is what happens when you are starting up front. It is good to start up front here. I don't think it's going to be two-wide for long, but it will be for the first couple of laps until everyone settles in. Our goal is to stay up front and have a strong finish."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We could have gone a little bit faster. The car was really loose coming off of Turn 4 so we may have been a bit too aggressive on the setup. We were at a bit of a disadvantage because we were the first car out in qualifying. That's the draw you get so you can't complain. I was so lucky at Richmond to be one of the last guys, so what goes around comes around. I would have liked to have been on the pole today since it is 7-Eleven's 81st birthday but maybe they'll settle for a win tomorrow."

Marco Andretti, #26 oso*fresh Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We're a little disappointed with qualifying. The cooler temperatures gave us a bit too much drag and downforce so that slowed us down a bit. I think the oso*fresh race car is very good, though, and that's what we've been working on. This is a track where position is key, so hopefully we can do something with strategy. I know if the car can get to the front, it can stay there. We've spent the entire time working on the race setup so we should be good."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It is great to start from the front. If I have a good start, I should be able to stay in the front group and hopefully finish in a good position. I've been able to do pretty well in the night races so I am looking forward to tomorrow. My engineer and I will go over the past races to see what we can do to improve the Formula Dream car for tomorrow."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick