Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins 17th IndyCar Race

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the American flag in Detroit when the racing veteran claimed his 17th career win in his 226th career start.
Starting from the 10th position, Hunter-Reay battled for 70 laps before bringing the DHL Honda to the twin checkers ahead of 22 Verizon IndyCar Series competitors.

 

The race is Hunter-Reay’s 14th win with Andretti Autosport and first victory since 2015 at Pocono Raceway. He extends his distinction of being the winningest active American driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

 

His previous Verizon IndyCar Series victories include: Pocono (‘15/Andretti Autosport), Iowa (‘15/Andretti Autosport, ‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Indianapolis 500 (‘14/Andretti Autosport), Barber Motorsports Park (‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘13/Andretti Autosport), Milwaukee (‘13/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Baltimore (‘12/Andretti Autosport), Toronto (‘12/Andretti Autosport), New Hampshire (‘11/Andretti Autosport), Long Beach (‘10/Andretti Autosport) and Watkins Glen (‘08/Rahal Letterman Racing). He also has victories in the CART/Champ Car Series at Milwaukee (‘04) and Surfer’s Paradise (‘03).  Hunter-Reay is the only American driver to score victories in the IndyCar Series, CART, Champ Car, Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series.

This is the 59th Verizon IndyCar Series victory for Andretti Autosport. Since 2003, Andretti Autosport has scored four series titles (’04/Kanaan, ’05/Wheldon, ’07/Franchitti and ’12/Hunter-Reay) and five Indianapolis 500 wins (’05/Wheldon, ’07/Franchitti, ‘14/Hunter-Reay, ‘16/Rossi, and ’17/Sato).

Andretti Autosport has four full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti (No. 98 AutoNation / Curb Honda), Alexander Rossi (No. 27 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Relay / Group 1001 Honda).
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