St. Pete: Andretti Autosport Friday report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR
* 8th quick in Friday practice

"Overall, I'm pretty happy with where we're at with the Venom car right now. We made really good improvements as a team from this morning and that's encouraging. We still have some work to do to put ourselves in a better position for qualifying, but I think we've got something good to work with."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR
* 5th fastest overall in Friday practice

"The IZOD car is pretty good, but the competition is so close -- really tight here. To end the first day in the top five is a good indicator of where we're at, but we've got some work to do. The car is nowhere near where we need it to be for qualifying, by any means. And, I think this will be one of the closer qualifying sessions we've ever seen, based on the times we saw today. But, still, it was a solid day for the IZOD team. Now, we'll go back, look at the data and see where we need to go next."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR
* 4th fastest in Friday practice

"I'm pleased, but it's just Friday. We don't need to get ahead of ourselves yet. But, it was a good start. The team, as a whole, is very competitive, which is good. We can feed off each other. Now, we just need to get all the data together, make the right changes to the 7-Eleven car for the morning and get ready to get into the Firestone Fast Six."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
* 21st overall in Friday practice

"I have to say that I'm pretty frustrated with my overall times today, but at the same time, I'm only eight tenths of a second off 'P2.' I'm going to get with my teammates and see what we can do to get the GoDaddy car up to speed. So I'm grateful for the practice session we have before qualifying tomorrow."

-source: andretti autosport

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