Sport Hunter-Reay races to 1st IndyCar win since 2015

02:30  04 june  2018
02:30  04 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Feb 6, 2018. Classic Rewind: Hunter - Reay scores all-American win on July 4 Relive the wild 2008 Verizon IndyCar Series event at Watkins Glen International in this week's Classic Rewind. 2015 . Won two races for Andretti Autosport at Iowa and Pocono.

Ryan Christopher Hunter - Reay (born December 17, 1980) is a professional American racing driver best known as a winner of both the Indianapolis 500 (2014) and the IndyCar Series championship 2012.

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All the wins have come since 2015 , including his maiden triumph at Barber that same year. It was also the sixth Team Penske win in nine Barber races and the 199th overall Indy car win for the Alabama #GrandPee top of mind for Hinchcliffe, Hunter - Reay . The friends and Verizon IndyCar

Ryan Hunter - Reay . After a six-year split from the Illinois-based outfit and 10 years since he last raced with Craig Hampson as his engineer, Bourdais claimed victory at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that opened the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season today.

DETROIT (AP) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first IndyCar race since 2015, prevailing at Belle Isle after teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go.

Rossi, the pole winner, was struggling to hold off Hunter-Reay before the mishap at a right turn on lap 64 of 70. From there, it was smooth sailing for Hunter-Reay on the 2.35-mile street course. He finished more than 11 seconds ahead of second-place Will Power.

Ed Jones finished third, followed by Scott Dixon. Rossi fell to 12th and dropped out of the series points lead.

Power, the Indianapolis 500 champion, returned to the top of the season standings. He'd fallen from first to third after Saturday's race, in which Dixon outlasted Hunter-Reay for the win.

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* Since winning the IndyCar championship in 2012, he finished seventh in 2013, sixth in both 2014 and 2015 , fell to 12th in 2016 and rebounded to ninth last season. The long off-season wait for St. Petersburg is nearly over, but it’s a race that has added meaning for Hunter - Reay .

From there, Hinchcliffe outlasted pressure from Hunter - Reay , Rossi and St. Pete winner Sebastien Hinchcliffe fended off Bourdais, driving the Dale Coyne Racing No. 18 Trench Shoring Honda, by a final margin of 1.4940 seconds for his first win since NOLA Motorsports Park in April 2015 .

The second half of Belle Isle's Indy Car doubleheader was Sunday, and Hunter-Reay earned his 17th career win. It was the 59th for Andretti Autosport.

The race Sunday was delayed over a half-hour because the pace car crashed during a pace lap. There was another caution right after the start when Spencer Pigot spun. After that, the race was caution free the rest of the way.

Hunter-Reay's last victory was at Pocono in 2015. He's now finished in the top five six times in eight races in 2018.

Hunter-Reay and Rossi were second and third in Saturday's race, and they were vying for the lead again Sunday when Rossi's front left tire appeared to fail him and he was unable to make the turn.

It was another big day for Honda, which had the top six finishers Saturday. Power was the only Chevrolet in the top six this time.

Jones matched his highest finish of the season. He was also third at Long Beach.

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Click on the Site to see Ryan Hunter - Reay 's career results at that track. St. Petersburg. Rank is calculated after each race and may not reflect penalties; drivers tied in points are shown with identical ranks. Win : 2 ( 12.5%) Average start: 12.2 Total Winnings: ,381,600 Podium: 3 ( 18.8%) Average finish: 10.4.

CART / CCWS Verizon IndyCar Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series A1 Grand Prix Weathertech Sports Car Championship American Le Mans Series. Ryan Hunter - Reay . Born: December 17, 1980 Home: Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Races . Win . Podium.


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