Firestone 600 Race Report

2016-texas-race9 “I’m happy to get the car back in one piece tonight. I found out after the race that we had oil leaking over the right rear (tire) every stint but the first. I was just wicked loose the whole day and did everything I could to just keep (the car) off the wall. Really glad we came out okay, but it seems our luck continues. I’m really looking forward to returning to The Glen next week and hoping to get the DHL car up front where it belongs.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway today to complete unfinished business that Mother Nature left behind. With 177 laps remaining when inclement weather forced a red flag on the Firestone 600 in June, DHL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was in second-place. Today’s “Restart Your Engines” event picked up where Lap 71 left off.

When the race went green 11 weeks ago, Dallas-born Hunter-Reay had high hopes for his run after being a front runner for much of Round 9a, however tonight’s Round 9b brought issues for the 28 car and a 13th-place finish for Hunter-Reay.

The championship now heads cross-country to Upstate New York’s Watkins Glen for Round 15 in just one weeks time. Between rounds, keep up to date on all things Andretti on Twitter with @FollowAndretti.

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