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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Hunter-Reay Keeps Hot Streak Going With 5th Straight Top 5 Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Ryan Hunter-Reay vowed to be a championship contender this year. Prior to the Indianapolis 500, Hunter-Reay kept saying that if he could get any kind of good luck in 2018, then he’d be a legitimate favorite to challenge for his second career Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He was right too. In both St. Pete and Phoenix, he said he had a podium car. Instead, he had to settle for two fifth place runs out of the gates. In Long Beach, he was penalized in qualifying for a…

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Hunter-Reay Continues Hot Streak With 4th Straight Top 5 Finish Saturday Night In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Other than Scott Dixon, no other Verizon IndyCar Series driver is as hot as Ryan Hunter-Reay is over the last eight weeks. At Barber in late April, he brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up to Josef Newgarden. After a disappointing day with dealing with mechanical problems during the INDYCAR Grand Prix and finishing 18th, the Andretti Autosport driver rebounded for a fifth place run in the May 27 Indianapolis 500. He hasn’t finished outside the top five since. 

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Hinchcliffe Has Solid Night In 4th Place Finish At Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – James Hinchcliffe knew that despite not having the speed in his No. 5 Honda like his teammate Robert Wickens had that he just had to be patient and work his way through the field for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. See, Wickens led the way in practice on Friday afternoon and qualified his No. 6 Honda fourth. Hinchcliffe, would start the race 15th. While Wickens was fast and even led 31 laps in the 248 Lap race, so was his Canadian teammate.…

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Power, Dixon, Hunter-Reay Went From Outside Of The Top 5 In The INDYCAR Standings Heading Into May, To Top Drivers A Month Later

INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving the April 23 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and Will Power sat sixth, seventh and 10th respectively in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) all three are now in the top five of the standings and are arguably the top three drivers in the series right now. They’ve combined to win all four races since then and are proving to be the ones to beat. 

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Rossi Overshoots Turn 3, Allows Hunter-Reay To Tie Kanaan For All-Time Wins With Andretti Autosport In Belle Isle Triumph

BELLE ISLE, MI – Alexander Rossi was well on his way to his fourth career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday. He just completed his 46th lap led and was staving off his Andretti Autosport teammate of Ryan Hunter-Reay. The pace was there for his No. 27 Honda to hold off his American teammate. With eight laps left in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Rossi locked up his brakes heading into Turn 3. That allowed Hunter-Reay to close the gap to come right up to his rear wing. All he needed…

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Scott Dixon Wins A Strategy Filled Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix In Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI – Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend was a strategy filled race. The biggest question being asked was which strategy would be the one that gets you to victory lane, a two stop or three stop strategy? Well, when Rene Binder got into the run off area just past the halfway point and Graham Rahal crashed on Lap 45, that put everyone on the same strategy for a last 25 lap dash to the finish. That helped Scott Dixon cruise to his 42nd…

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Hunter-Reay Moves Into Top 5 In Points, Leaves Indy 500 Frustrated With Lapped Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay is quietly having a solid 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. If not for bad luck, he’d likely be heading to the Duels in Detroit battling for the points lead. Leaving Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, Hunter-Reay sits fifth in the points standings after scoring his fourth top five finish of the year. The Andretti Autosport driver charged hard from his 14th starting spot on a hot and slick Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and leaves generally happy. See, Hunter-Reay quickly went from 14th to the top 10…

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Engine Problems Cost Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The dreaded Andretti Curse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway must go beyond the Indianapolis 500. It seems like Marco Andretti is snake bitten in not just the ‘500 but the Grand Prix too. Andretti, blew an engine just two laps into the Verizon IndyCar Series warm up session on Saturday morning. While the team was able to change their engine and not lose his 14th place starting spot, it didn’t necessarily mean his No. 98 Honda was going to have an advantage. Andretti, finished 13th on Saturday, his worst finish…

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