RHR Bags A Top Ten At Gateway

Ryan Hunter-Reay

No. 28 DHL HONDA

STARTED 9th

FINISHED 8th

CHAMPIONSHIP: 7th (368 pts.)


OF NOTE:

Led his fuel strategy but was caught out by a yellow, settling the 28 car into the 8th position for the checkered flag.

Reached as high as the second position during pit sequencing.

“Unfortunately, luck didn’t go our way today. The DHL team had a really good fuel strategy going where we would have been P1 on our strategy. Which would have ended up panning out if that second-to-last yellow hadn’t come out. That was the one that really put us in. After saving fuel for so long, I think a top 10 – P8 – is about as good as we could hope for.”

Another year of racing in the shadow the St. Louis arch has come to a close, and yellows were the name of the game for the 248-lap Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Pit strategies and yellow flags played a heavy hand in delivering IndyCar an unexpected podium cast while fans packed the stands for a reported sell-out crowd.

There’s no time to rest for the IndyCar field as the transporters roll west, directly to Portland International Raceway for the penultimate event of the 2019 fight for the Astor Cup. The Grand Prix of Portland airs Sunday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

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

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