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Hunter-Reay earns first IndyCar Series title

AFP FONTANA, California — American Ryan Hunter-Reay clinched his first IndyCar Series championship with a fourth-place finish in the season-ending race at the Auto Club Speedway track. With temperatures soaring to 39 Celsius (103 Fahrenheit) on the 3.21 kilometre track for the second straight day on Saturday, Hunter-Reay benefited from an accident involving Australia’s Will […]

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U-S-A! Ryan Hunter-Reay charges to first IndyCar title

Jeff Olson, Special for USA TODAY FONTANA, Calif. — The reality of Ryan Hunter-Reay’s championship can be measured by blinks of an eye. One less blink, and he would have been hit by Will Power’s spinning car. As it turned out, he got an extra blink, missed Power’s car by inches and survived 194 more […]

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Ryan Hunter-Reay opened IndyCar season determined to take his career to the next level

By Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — Ryan Hunter-Reay opened the IndyCar season determined to take his career to another level. He had a chance to race for the season-opening win at St. Pete, where a victory would have given him a nice little bump to start things. But when fuel became an issue, and his […]

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‘Dream come true’ for Hunter-Reay

By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com FONTANA, Calif. — For a long time on Saturday night, this looked like the IndyCar Series championship that nobody wanted to win. Team Penske’s Will Power, the perennially snake-bitten Australian, crashed on the 55th lap of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. That seemingly handed the title to his […]

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INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay Elated, Relieved To Win His First Title

Marshall Pruett | SpeedTV.com Of all the things RHR’s been called, hearing his name followed by “IZOD IndyCar Series Champion” for the first time was a mix of surreal and sublime. “This is unbelievable,” said Ryan Hunter-Reay as he experienced was appeared to be an out-of-body experience. Of all the things he’s been called over […]

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, Finishes 4th in MAVTV 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay is the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series champion. Hunter-Reay grabbed four victories this season, and finished fourth Saturday evening in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway to win the title over Will Power. Hunter-Reay is the first American-born driver to capture the IZOD IndyCar Championship since 2006 (Sam Hornish, Jr). Hunter-Reay entered today’s […]

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MAVTV 500 Qualifying Report

Ryan Hunter-Reay will be gunning for his first IndyCar championship in tomorrow evening’s race, and will need to finish sixth or better to have a mathematical chance to win the title. Hunter-Reay was 17th-quickest in the qualifying session in the DHL / Sun Drop No. 28 car, but will start 22nd after the grid penalty […]

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MAVTV 500 Practice Report

It’s a big weekend for the team and for Ryan Hunter-Reay in particular, as he aims for his first IndyCar championship in the No. 28 DHL/Sun Drop Chevrolet. The race takes place Saturday evening, with the live telecast starting at 7:30 pm ET on the NBC Sports Network. Ryan, who calls Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. home, […]

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