No. 28 DHL HONDA
CHAMPIONSHIP–16TH / 249 PTS.
OF NOTE: Ryan ran as high as sixth during the race.
“We had a really good start and passed a lot of cars. We were on our way to a P3 or P4 finish, but I don’t know how it all unraveled between fuel and in lane. I drove my butt off today. I passed a lot of cars and ended up 11th.”
It was looking hopeful for a top-10 finish for Ryan Hunter-Reay, but an unintentional short fuel fill on their first pit stop forced the 28 team into an aggressive fuel-saving strategy. Despite the fueling issues, Hunter-Reay was able to make up eight positions during the race to come away with an 11th-place finish. James Hinchcliffe came into the weekend with hopes of repeating his 2019 top-10 finish in Monterey, but the No. 29 Genesys Honda was a handful from the green flag forcing the team to come in early resulting in a four-stop strategy.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will finish out their West Coast swing and the 2021 Championship next weekend on the streets of Long Beach. The season finale will be broadcast live on NBC Sports with coverage beginning at 12 p.m. PT.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!