Ryan Hunter-Reay Grabs A Fifth Place At Indy

<Ryan Hunter-Reay

When the green flag waved and Carlos Munoz crossed the starting line, Andretti Autosport earned its 1,000th Verizon IndyCar Series start.

  • When Zach Veach drove his Relay / Group 1001 machine across the starting line, the team had recorded its 75th start at the Indianapolis 500-mile race.
  • Four Andretti drivers (Hunter-Reay, Munoz, Rossi, Wilson) led at least one lap during the 200-lap event. Since 2003, Andretti Autosport has led laps at 15 of 16 Indy 500 race events, for a total of 808 laps led but the team.
  • For the first time in team history, Andretti Autosport saw six cars running at the finish of the 500-mile race.

 

No. 28 DHL HONDA DRIVEN BY RYAN HUNTER-REAY
  • STARTED: 14th // FINISHED: 5th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 5th (186 pts.)
  • Credited with leading one lap, the 2014 race winner has led laps at five of the last six Indianapolis 500s and has led laps at four of six events on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
“It was a good race all day. When we were all mixed up in traffic, the 28 car was really strong – but once it started stringing out, we just didn’t have it. We really fought hard, but we just didn’t have the speed in the end. But the bigger problem was the lapped traffic. We really had a good race car until we had to deal with guys that were doing 200 mph out there, like Jay Howard. Then [Claman De Melo] came out right at the end in the mix of the top five – I don’t know what teams were thinking. The DHL boys did a great job today, just a little bit too short at the end. But, congrats to Will Power, he definitely has a well-rounded career now.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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