Nashville: Andretti Green Racing race report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The Motorola car was definitely good tonight. It is frustrating when you are dealing with a situation like the weather. Dixon and Wheldon were just a few laps short of having to pit. We needed something like ten laps of yellow for them to run out of fuel. From that perspective it is tough, but that is a gamble that they took and it worked out in their favor. But we had a top-five finish tonight and we will take it."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I support my team 100 percent. It was the right call to come in on lap 148. Who can predict the rain? Unfortunately, the rain and I don't get along too well. But, the 7-Eleven guys have great momentum and the guys at the front know we are coming. I'll take fourth place today. When it is your year, it is your year. You have to get a little lucky to win the championship and I got my share of the luck in 2004."

Marco Andretti, #26 oso*fresh Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I just got loose and ran into (Ryan) Briscoe. I feel bad for the oso*fresh team but obviously for Briscoe, too. I might have been able to save the car if he wasn't there. It was a long day, for sure, but I don't think that had anything to do with the incident. It was simply my mistake."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a tough race for the Formula Dream team. We missed the timing of the first pit stop so it took longer than we planned. Because of that, I don't think we had a chance to finish in a good position even though the race was shortened by the rain. All-in-all, we were able to learn a lot from this race and we will be ready for the next weekend at Mid-Ohio."

-credit: agr

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