BUDDY RICE (No. 15 Rahal Letterman Racing Pioneer/Argent Panoz G Force/ Honda/Firestone): "It's nice to come to your sponsor's-sponsored race and to win. To (do that) here in Kansas City for Argent Mortgage has been awesome. It's a team effort with Pioneer, Honda and Panoz G Force. Without everybody working together, and my teammate Vitor (Meira), this wouldn't have been able to happen. It's great being able to race each other cleanly. That's how it's supposed to happen, so I'm glad I could do it with my teammate. It's fun being able to race like that and being part of a historical moment, especially on the Fourth of July weekend. This is an American series, so it's nice to be able to carry the colors for the U.S. in our home country."
VITOR MEIRA (No. 17 Rahal Letterman Racing Team Centrix Panoz G Force/ Honda/Firestone): "We're the happiest guys because it was one and two for Team Rahal. We had the quickest car, the safest car in the field. Really quick. Besides the problems we had in the first and second practice, that's what it was all about. One and two, again, it couldn't be better. I could make it better, but the best team won. I wanted the win pretty bad, but not to the point to do anything stupid. The team is there. It is stupid to take both cars out, so I'll take second."
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