Watkins Glen: Andretti Green Racing race report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The Motorola car was strong all day. We were able to get up front after on pit strategy. Unfortunately, during the final pit stop of the day I hit a tire leaving the pit and then locked the car up which then caused me to it the #9 pit. Fortunately I made no contact with anyone. I really needed the leaders to pit under green, but then another yellow came out - luck was not on my side. This is a track were it is very difficult to pass. It is disappointing because I had a fast car. Congrats to Tony and his team for getting a podium finish this weekend."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a weird race. Sometimes it's good to see another face in victory lane. I'm always happy to see someone who hasn't won a race yet win, so congratulations to Ryan (Hunter-Reay). We did all we could. I have to thank the Team 7-Eleven guys for putting my car back together after the suspension failure in warm-up. My wrist kind of gave up on me a little bit. I'm in a lot of pain right now but I'll be fine. It's good to be in pain on the podium. We took what we got and it was good for the championship so we are getting closer now."

Marco Andretti, #26 oso*fresh Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It is very tough to pass here but we were able to get around some guys on the restarts. Unfortunately two of them got called back. It's really frustrating because track position is very difficult to get here. It was a race of attrition today and that worked for us. There was a vibration in the left-rear the entire race that was caused from the contact with Dan (Wheldon) on the first lap and I'm lucky that the oso*fresh car hung on. People were all over the place, blocking like crazy on the back stretch but we played it right today and collected some valuable points."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Considering the fact that I started from the 20th position, it was a great day for the Formula Dream team. At one point during the race I was up to seventh, so I wish that I was able to finish there. We were able to pick up some championship points and that is always good."

-credit: agr

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