Hunter-Reay Snags Second Win of 2018

“Today was great. I felt like the race just didn’t want to end. I guess that’s what happens when you spend the whole day out front. Any time I needed the pace to put it down, we leapt out to a lead, I was able to maintain that. Hats off to this team, DHL, AutoNation, Honda – everyone involved. Honda really gave me great drivability, reliability. The Firestone tires were great. Shout out to Kerry Doughty, CEO of Butterball, fighting cancer at home right now. His name was on the side of our car today – this is a special win for him and we’re honored to have him with us in spirit. Also a big shout out to Robbie Wickens – I want to dedicate that win to him and his fight. It was great to see the video message from him today and, hopefully he will back with us as soon as possible.”

The sun has set on another season of Verizon IndyCar Series racing as Ryan Hunter-Reay goes into the night with an 18th career victory after a dominating season finale. The yellow and red DHL machine took the checkered flags in Northern California today after Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his second win of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The Florida-native saw the green flag wave from the pole position before driving the No. 28 car to victory lane after 85 laps.

  • STARTED: 1st // FINISHED: 1st
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 4th (566 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Captured an 18th career victory and first win at Sonoma Raceway // Started from the pole and led 80 of 85 laps // Gained one spot in the point standings to come in fourth

Today’s race is Hunter-Reay’s 15th win with Andretti Autosport, and a career 18th victory for the veteran driver. He extends his distinction of being the winningest active American driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

His previous Verizon IndyCar Series victories include: Detroit Race 2 (’18/Andretti Autosport), Pocono (‘15/Andretti Autosport), Iowa (‘15/Andretti Autosport, ‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Indianapolis 500 (‘14/Andretti Autosport), Barber Motorsports Park (‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘13/Andretti Autosport), Milwaukee (‘13/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Baltimore (‘12/Andretti Autosport), Toronto (‘12/Andretti Autosport), New Hampshire (‘11/Andretti Autosport), Long Beach (‘10/Andretti Autosport) and Watkins Glen (‘08/Rahal Letterman Racing). He also has victories in the CART/Champ Car Series at Milwaukee (‘04) and Surfer’s Paradise (‘03). Hunter-Reay is the only American driver to score victories in the IndyCar Series, CART, Champ Car, Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series.

All eyes now turn to 2019 where all four current Andretti drivers will return to the stable to chase down a championship.

One Response to “Hunter-Reay Snags Second Win of 2018”

  1. simon hayes September 17, 2018 at 5:12 am # Reply

    The guy is just an awesome race car driver.

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