No. 28 DHL HONDA
STARTED 5th // FINISHED 10th
CHAMPIONSHIP: 11th (149 pts.)
Ryan Hunter-Reay drove a clean race, showing the true speed of the DHL Honda
Contended for the lead in opening laps before recording a 130th career top-10 finish
“We came away with a top 10, but that doesn’t reflect the potential of the DHL Honda today. We built a car to run in the front and that’s where we should have been in the end. The car had the pace, I drove a clean race, we just didn’t get it done. Sometimes races are won and lost on the track – and sometimes they are won and lost in the pits. We had the first part covered, but unfortunately the latter is what wrote our story today.”
After nearly three months delayed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Indianapolis Motor Speedway came alive Sunday with the roar of 33 engines. For the first time in the track’s 109-year history, no spectators were in attendance for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Andretti Autosport fielded six entries for today’s 500-mile race, the most of any team in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES paddock.
For the first time, three generations of the Andretti family led the 33-car field to the green flag with Mario Andretti driving his son, Michael, in the Honda Fastest Seat in Sports followed by grandson and pole sitter, Marco. After a hard fought 200 laps, the Andretti Autosport stable took the checkered with five drivers inside the top 15 during a Honda-dominated Indy 500.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!