Verizon IndyCar Series - Ryan Hunter-Reay

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Ryan Hunter-Reay
Driver Info
Ryan Hunter-Reay
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    1
  • Indy 500 Wins
    1
  • Total Poles
    6
  • Race Wins
    14
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Biography of Ryan Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay burst onto the racing scene in the late 1990s, winning three grand national karting championships before turning his attention to open-wheel cars where he shined in the Barber Dodge Pro Series and Toyota Atlantic Series.

In 2003, he moved up to the Champ Car World Series, and became the first American rookie in 20 years to win a race when he took the checkers at Surfers Paradise. He won again the following season, dominating the race at Milwaukee in 2004 with Team Herdez.

Hunter-Reay joined the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2007 with Rahal Letterman Racing. In 2012, he won the series championship in his third season with Andretti Autosport. He competed in the Race of Champions in 2012 in Thailand.

Away from the track, he enjoys boating, jet skiing, big-game fishing and mountain biking.

VERIZON INDY CAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start:
July 22, 2007 (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course)
First victory: July 6, 2008 (Watkins Glen International)
First pole: July 22, 2012 (Edmonton)

2013
• Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded two wins, including Milwaukee for second consecutive year.
• Posted seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes overall.
• Earned three poles.

2012
• Finished first in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded wins at Milwaukee, Iowa, Toronto (in a row) and Baltimore.
• Posted 10 overall top-10 finishes.

2011
• Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded victory at New Hampshire, leading final 17 laps.
• Posted nine top-10 finishes and consecutive front-row starts at Long Beach and Sao Paulo.
• Running at the finish in 14 of the 17 races.

2010
• Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Won at Long Beach for second career victory.
• Recoded six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes overall.
• Led four races for 87 laps, including 64 at Long Beach.
• Advanced 17 positions to finish fifth at Kansas and seventh at Texas.

2009

• Finished 15th in IndyCar Series standings for Vision Racing and then A.J. Foyt Racing (11 of 17 races).
• Recorded Vision Racing's best finish of second at opener in St. Petersburg.
• Posted two top-five and three top-10 finishes.

2008

• Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Rahal Letterman Racing.
• Won at Watkins Glen, leading the final nine laps, and had 10 top-10 finishes overall.
Advanced 14 positions to finish sixth in 92nd Indianapolis 500, earning Chase Rookie of the Year award.

2007

• Won Bombardier Learjet Rookie of Year Award despite joining Rahal Letterman Racing at midseason.
• Finished 19th in IndyCar Series standings with three top-seven finishes in six starts.
• Had best finish of sixth at Michigan.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2007

• Made three Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype starts for Riley Matthews Motorsports with best finish of sixth at Watkins Glen.
• Test driver for Robby Gordon Motorsport in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Car of Tomorrow.
• Competed for A1GP Team USA in New Zealand.

2006

• Made three Rolex Sports Car Series starts, two in GT for SAMAX Motorsport and one in Daytona Prototype for SunTrust Racing, with best finish of third in GT Class at Laguna Seca.
• Selected for General Motors driver development program for NASCAR.

2005

• Finished 15th in Champ Car World Series for Rocketsports Racing with best finish of sixth at Denver and Toronto.

2004

• Finished ninth in Champ Car World Series for Herdez Competition with win from pole at Milwaukee.
• Recipient of the Greg Moore Legacy Award.

2003

• Finished 14th in Champ Car World Series in rookie season for American Spirit Team Johansson.
• Scored first career victory at Surfers Paradise, Australia, becoming first American rookie in more than 20 years to win a Champ Car Race.

2002

• Finished sixth in Toyota Atlantic championship for Hylton Motorsports with three wins (Laguna Seca, Chicago and Cleveland) and three poles.
• Set record for most laps led, most poles, most fastest laps and most track records.
• BBS "Rising Star" Award & World Com "Fastest Driver" Award for most fastest Race laps.

2001

• Finished fifth in the Barber Dodge Pro Series with wins at Lime Rock and Toronto.

2000

• Was Rookie of the Year in the Barber Dodge Pro Series after finishing fifth in the point standings.
• Earned two podium and four top-five finishes.

1999

• Won Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship.
• Won Skip Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Regional Series championship.
• Named Barber Dodge "Scholarship Winner."

1998

• Rookie of the Year in Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Regional Series championship.

Early Career
• Competed in go-kart racing and won nine WKA / FIA National Series championships and Three Grand National titles.
• Was WKA Competitor of the Year in 1997.
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 3 1 5 7 167 10
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 2 3 7 9 297 13
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 4 1 7 10 153 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 4 9 74 14
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 6 12 87 15
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 2 3 0 12
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 1 10 13 14
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 6 0 0 0 3 0 4
2005 Champ Car 11 0 0 0 4 0 7
2004 Champ Car 14 1 1 4 8 250 12
2003 Champ Car 18 1 0 2 5 15 12
Total 165 14 6 38 80 1056 125
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Star Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship.

The company boasts three IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005 and 2007), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007).

Andretti competed for 19 years in the CART championship before moving to the IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership.