Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Report

“I think today summed up the 2021 season in a nutshell. It seems like no matter what, every race this year, whether on the racetrack or in pit lane we’ve had some sort of issue come up. It was no different today. We got hit from behind in the hairpin at the start of the race, punctured the left rear tire which proceeded to disintegrate and take apart the bodywork. We had to pit again to take care of that – it put us multiple laps down. It’s unfortunate, but it’s kind of the way it’s been going. I enjoyed my last weekend full time with the team, hopefully I’ll be back at some point with the team to kick some ass. Thank you to DHL and Andretti Autosport.”

With the completion of today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, another season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition is in the books.

  • STARTED: 11th // FINISHED: 23th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 17th (256 pts.)
  • OF NOTE:
    • Was caught up in a multi-car collision on Lap 2 resulting in a punctured left-rear tire and damaged bodywork
    • Extra repairs to the 28 took Hunter-Reay off the lead lap, ending any hopes of race contention
    • With today’s start, Hunter-Reay moves into 10th in the all-time start count

The team heads into the offseason, but the work doesn’t slow with testing just around the corner as the 2022 season kicks off in just five months’ time. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will kick off the new year February 27, 2022.

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