Hunter-Reay Wins IndyCar Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – An end of an era happened on Sunday as the final Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway occurred this weekend. It was also the final race as Verizon as the entitlement sponsor for the series as well as the final race of the 2018 year too. In that race, Ryan Hunter-Reay capped the year off with a win as he dominated the Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Andretti Autosport driver led all but a handful of laps en route to his second victory of the season…

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Earns The Pole For Sunday’s Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – 11 of the 13 Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Sonoma Raceway have been won from a top three starting spot. Seven of which from the front row. In terms of natural road courses during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, four of the five have been won by the pole sitter. No, scratch that, they were dominated by the pole sitter. That’s great news for Ryan Hunter-Reay but not his teammate Alexander Rossi. The Andretti Autosport driver earned his first pole in over four years with circling…

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How Much Did Mistake In Closing Laps Of The 2nd Race at Belle Isle Cost Rossi For Series Championship

Every year, there’s always that one defining moment during the course of a Verizon IndyCar Series season that we can pinpoint as the determining factor in the championship race. Last year’s was the pass that Josef Newgarden made on Simon Pagenaud in the closing laps of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at the Gateway Motorsports Park. It’s really hard to project what would have happened over the final 30 laps of that race, but what if Newgarden doesn’t make that move or Pagenaud defends it a little better? Pagenaud, was…

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How The Championship Eligible Drivers Have Fared At Sonoma

And then there were five. Out of all the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) only five of them are eligible to win this year’s championship. With this being the 17th and final round of the year, one of those five will be hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy following Sunday’s race. Here’s how those five have fared at Sonoma and how they’ve done this season. 

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Hunter-Reay’s Runner Up Not Enough To Keep Him In Points Race, Only 4 Drivers Remain Eligible Heading Towards Sonoma

PORTLAND, Ore – Scott Dixon doing Scott Dixon things in turn cost Ryan Hunter-Reay a shot at the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Hunter-Reay brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, just 0.608-seconds behind race winner Takuma Sato. When Dixon was involved in a first lap incident and also sped on pit road during his second stop, you would think that Hunter-Reay would be a in a great position for the championship race heading to Sonoma right?

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INDYCAR’s “Big 4” Have Intense Fight On Their Hands For Portland This Weekend, Why Dixon Forcing Drivers To Take Risks

Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is the penultimate race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. This is a race that holds a lot of weight. But, the series hasn’t came to the Pacific Northwest track in well over a decade. That could also throw a big wrench into things. Alexander Rossi has three straight top two finishes and trails Scott Dixon by 26 points. Will Power won last Saturday night and enters himself into the points push. He trails Dixon by 68 points. Only Josef…

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Hunter-Reay Going For Wins, Plans To Help Rossi Earn 2018 Championship Too

MADISON, Ill – Ryan Hunter-Reay knows that his bid to win his second career Verizon IndyCar Series championship is dwindling. The Andretti Autosport driver currently trails points leader Scott Dixon by 119 points heading into Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In order to remain championship eligible, Hunter-Reay and anyone else for that matter have to be within 159 points of the leader when the checkered flag drops on Saturday night. While the American knows that will be a tall task, he knows the only way…

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Wickens, Awake And Alert After Scary Airborne Crash On Lap 6 Of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

LONG POND, PA – The Verizon IndyCar Series had a rough start to Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway when they drivers didn’t complete a single lap before two crazy crashes occurred. Before we even got to the green flag, the leaders slowed up in the restart zone but behind Graham Rahal was trying to get a flying start on the outside and got into the back of Spencer Pigot causing Rahal getting into the outside SAFER barrier at the exit of Turn 3 and Pigot to spin into…

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Hunter-Reay Discusses Pocono Chances, Says Track Is Difficult To Land Right Setup Especially With Limited Track Time

The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the sixth straight year of racing on the Pocono Raceway. Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 (1:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the fourth to last race of the 2018 season as it’s now crunch time for the championship leaders in terms of their title aspirations. Heading into Sunday’s race, Scott Dixon leads Alexander Rossi by 46 points. Josef Newgarden (-60), Will Power (-87) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (-95) are all teetering on the edge of reality though. That’s what makes…

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Newgarden, Hunter-Reay Drivers To Beat For Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Other than Scott Dixon, the two hottest drivers entering Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) are Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Newgarden, won the most recent race two weeks ago in Road America where he led 53 of the 55 laps on June 24. Hunter-Reay, has scored eight top five finishes in 10 starts this season including four straight. Most recently, he finished runner-up to Newgarden at Road America. Now, both have to be the prime favorites to win Sunday’s race at the Iowa Speedway. 

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