Race Weekend Central

Ryan Hunter-Reay Leads Opening IndyCar Pocono Practice

2017 Indycar Mid Ohio Ryan Hunter Reay Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay kicked off the weekend right with the top time in Saturday morning’s practice session at Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Ripping around the 2.5-mile track in 41.045 seconds (219.268 mph), Hunter-Reay bested Simon Pagenaud by 0.010 seconds to win the session. For Hunter-Reay, the 2012 champion approaches his two-year anniversary of …

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James Hinchcliffe Uses Pit Strategy to Claim Comeback Win

2017 Long Beach Indycar James Hinchcliffe Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

James Hinchcliffe took the lead when Scott Dixon pitted under green on lap 54. Shortly afterwards, a full course yellow came out for Alexander Rossi’s blown engine.  From there, Hinchcliffe held on through a late restart to take his first win since his near-fatal injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015. Hinchcliffe seemed relieved …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

2017 Daytona Iwsc Jeff Segal Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal Join Michael Shank Racing for Rolex 24

On Thursday afternoon, Michael Shank Racing (MSR) announced the final two drivers that will complete their driver lineups for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Verizon IndyCar Series regulars Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal, both of whom race Honda-powered entries, have joined the team to race their brand-new Acura NSX GT3’s. Team owner Michael Shank is happy to have …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mikhail Aleshin Come Up Short of Pocono Victory

2016 Pocono Indycar Ryan Hunter Reay Mikhail Aleshin Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though they were two of the quickest cars in Monday’s ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway, a checkered flag was not in the cards for both Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mikhail Aleshin. Coming home second and third behind winner, Will Power, their two winless seasons will continue onto the final three races of the 2016 Verizon …

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Will Power Wins at Pocono Raceway, Cuts into Simon Pagenaud’s Championship Lead

2016 Pocono Indycar Will Power Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the 27th time in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Will Power piloted his racecar into Victory Lane. Taking advantage of a plethora of strategies throughout the race, he climbed through the field late in the going, taking the lead during the final pit stop of the race after the caution flew for debris with 24 laps …

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Multiple Drivers Crash Hard in Pocono IndyCar Practice

2016 Indycar Indianapolis Ryan Hunter Reay Photo Walt Kuhn

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Turn 1 was a dangerous place during opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. Following a blistering lap speed of 217.932 mph, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda snapped sideways in Turn 1, leading to a massive shunt into the SAFER barrier. Though his chassis lifted off the ground after impact, …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Bid for Three-Straight Iowa Wins Burns Out Early

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Ryan Hunter-Reay‘s hope for a third-straight victory at Iowa Speedway has gone up in smoke. After starting 20th, Hunter-Reay was maneuvering his No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda-Dallara around the .875-mile oval on lap 110 when his machine began smoking heavily from an apparent mechanical failure. The incident prompted the Iowa Corn 300’s first yellow …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell Lose Indy 500 Bids For Andretti in Pit Road Tangle

Michael Andretti Faceshot Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher

(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Andretti Autosport’s top two chances at winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 were both erased in a flash courtesy an unfortunate pit road incident. Following a caution for the crashed Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Townsend Bell were among the many teams that headed to pit road for a routine …

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Ryan-Hunter Reay Leads Wednesday Practice at IMS

2016 Indycar Indianapolis Ryan Hunter Reay Photo Walt Kuhn

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Andretti Autosport teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Muñoz paced Wednesday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two quick laps early in the day’s session. Hunter-Reay’s 228.202mph lap during the first half hour of the session lasted as the quickest lap among all 33 competitors to set a time. Muñoz, who was running …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

Ryan Hunter-Reay enjoying the win at Pocono in the IndyCar series (credit: Chris Jones)

Photo Credit: Chris Jones, INDYCAR

In a Nutshell: A competitive race ended under somber circumstances as a late-race accident involving Justin Wilson and Sage Karam cast a pall over Pocono Raceway. The incident resulted in both drivers sustaining injuries, with Wilson’s condition being largely unknown at the time of writing. Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second victory of the season, but that …

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Rapid Reaction: 2015 IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa

At the rate Ryan Hunter-Reay is going right now, the staff at Iowa Speedway may have to eventually rename the Newton, Iowa short track in his honor. Hunter-Reay inherited the lead following a caution on lap 262 and held off a hard-charging Josef Newgarden over the final 22 laps in a battle reminiscent of their …

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