From Last to 1st, Sebastien Bourdais Wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – He didn’t know it then, but that crash in qualifying on Saturday ended up being a blessing in disguise for Sebastien Bourdais. The St. Pete native was forced to start 21st, last, in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, which as weird as this sounds, worked to his advantage. By starting back there, he missed the opening lap crash between Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Charlie Kimball and Carlos Munoz. Also by starting back there, he was able to go off sequence early and benefit from the…

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After a Frustrating Weekend, Ryan Hunter-Reay Still Nabs 4th Place Finish in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – If Ryan Hunter-Reay didn’t have bad luck this weekend, he’d have no luck at all. In qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Hunter-Reay got into the concrete barrier causing some damage to his No. 28 Honda. He’d not get much of an attempt in the second round of knockout qualifying for the Firestone Fast Six and start 11th. Then, in the morning warm-up, the rear brakes went out on Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport entry entering Turn 10 and he went into the tire barriers as a result. The team…

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Over Last 2 Years, Ryan Hunter-Reay Only Contender to Penske’s Power in St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske has by far been the team to beat whenever we start the Verizon IndyCar Series season off on the streets of St. Pete. They’ve won the last three season openers at St. Pete and four of the last five. In fact, in the last two years, Penske drivers have qualified 1-2-3-4 in each of the two seasons and have led 90-percent of the overall laps there. No one has been able to touch them. The only drivers other than Penske to lead at St. Pete the last two…

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2016 a Season of Missed Opportunites for Ryan Hunter-Reay

INDIANAPOLIS – For Ryan Hunter-Reay, he’s ready to put the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season behind him and focus on really looking forward to getting better in 2017. Hunter-Reay, knows that the team was at a bit of a disadvantage as far as aero setups go last year, but he’s extremely pleased with the direction that they’re going this offseason and thinks that despite 2016 being his most frustrating season since he’s been with Andretti Autosport, he’s got high hopes for a rebound year in 2017. “We were fast on…

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal to Race in Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona to Michael Shank Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Shank Racing added two Verizon IndyCar Series stars to his Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona lineup, as Honda drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal will join the team for the annual race in Daytona next month. The duo will join MSR drivers Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Ozz Negri and Jeff Segal as well as endurance event drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins, in the No. 86 and No. 93 GT Daytona class Acura NSX GT3s at the Daytona International Speedway. This isn’t the first time that either driver has…

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DHL/Ryan Hunter-Reay Ink 4 Year Extension with Andretti Autosport

SONOMA, Calif – Andretti Autosport has announced a future domino for the 2017 silly season won’t happen as Ryan Hunter-Reay has agreed to a deal that will keep the American driver with the team through the 2020 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Hunter-Reay, was due to be a free agent following next season and was able to negotiate with other teams beginning next May, but Andretti has inked a deal with him in a four-year extension. There were several rumors that Hunter-Reay could be a potential driver for Penske or Ganassi…

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Will Power Stays Dominant In Winning ABC Supply 500 on Monday

LONG POND, PA – No one is driving any better in all of racing around the world right now than Will Power. The Team Penske driver is on top of the world and it showed on Monday afternoon at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. Power, stayed in the top 10 all day, and in the final half of the race, he showed his fight. Power, took over the lead on Lap 151 and led until he had to pit for the second to last time on Lap 157. When Sebastien Bourdais would pit…

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