Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan  Hunter-Reay
Andretti Autosport
Ryan Hunter-Reay
rank
13
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Dec 17, 1980
28 Honda USA Road To Indy Graduate
Website ryanracing.com
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Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Residence
Fort Lauderdale, FL

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

(On his motivation to rebound after a difficult 2016): "I'm always so motivated, no matter what, when I get in the race car. That's how I've always been my whole career just because I've always had to get in and prove myself to keep my ride."

ON TRACK

  • The most successful active American driver in open-wheel competition; 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner
  • 2007 Verizon IndyCar Series and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
  • The only American driver to record wins in the Verizon IndyCar Series, CART, Champ Car, American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
  • Races car No. 28 to represent the 28 million people living with cancer worldwide.

OFF TRACK

  • Won the ESPY Best Driver Award two consecutive years: 2013, 2014
  • Co-founded Racing for Cancer charity in honor of his mother, who died of colon cancer in 2009, and along with his wife, Beccy, co-hosts “Yellow Party” fundraising events at several Verizon IndyCar Series races each year.
  • Loves deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, free diving and spearfishing
  • Father-in-law, Bob Gordon, was an off-road racing legend and brother-in-law, Robby Gordon, is one of the most versatile racers of his generation. Robby, a former Indy car and NASCAR driver, is founder and current driver in the Formula Off-Road Stadium SUPER Trucks series.
  • Was born in Dallas but considers himself a native Floridian.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 3 4 56 8
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 5 8 97 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 2 0 4 7 71 13
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 3 1 6 9 195 13
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 6 15 12
Total 213 16 6 51 102 1308 164

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

Team Website andrettiautosport.com
First Start
February 24, 2003 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
October 26, 2003 (Surfers Paradise)
First Pole
June 5, 2004 (Milwaukee)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Collected five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
    • Finished 12th in the Verizon IndyCar Series with best finish of third at St. Petersburg, Belle Isle- 2 and Pocono.
    • Led four races for a total of 97 laps, including a race-high 52 laps at Indianapolis 500.
  • 2015
    • Won two races for Andretti Autosport at Iowa and Pocono.
    • Finished sixth in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for second consecutive season.
    • Collected four top-five and seven top-10 finishes
    • Led four races for a total of 71 laps
  • 2014
    • Recorded three-win season driving for Andretti Autosport, highlighted by narrow win in the 98th Indianapolis 500 over Helio Castroneves.
    • Finished sixth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Posted victories at Barber and Iowa, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    • Qualified in top three in first four races of season, including pole-winning effort at Long Beach.
  • 2013
    • Finished seventh in point standings for Andretti Autosport with two wins (Barber and Milwaukee).
    • Led most laps from pole to win at Barber.
    • Posted for second straight season at Milwaukee.
    • Earned poles at Sao Paulo and Mid-Ohio, along with seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2012
    • Finished the Verizon IndyCar Series championship for Andretti Autosport with four wins.
    • Recorded three races in a row (Milwaukee, Iowa, Toronto) to put himself in championship contention. Also won at Baltimore to keep title hopes alive.
    • Claimed pole at Edmonton.
    • Led six races for 153 laps.
    • Posted 10 overall top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished with victory at New Hampshire and four top-five finishes to anchor a seventh-place points finish for the second consecutive year for Andretti Autosport.
    • Posted four top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2010
    • Finished seventh in standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Won at Long Beach for second career victory.
    • Recorded six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes overall.
    • Led four races for 87 laps, including 64 at Long Beach.
  • 2009
    • Finished in first six races with Vision Racing, then completed season with A.J. Foyt Racing.
    • Recorded a season-high second in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, earned two more top 10s at Toronto and Mid-Ohio.
  • 2008
    • Finished eighth in point standings for Rahal Letterman Racing.
    • Advanced win at Watkins Glen, also recorded nine other top-10 finishes, including a sixth-place finish at Indianapolis.
    • Won Chase Rookie of the Year Award for 92nd Indianapolis 500.
  • 2007
    • Won Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of Year Award despite joining Rahal Letterman Racing at midseason.
    • Finished 19th in point standings with three top-seven finishes in six starts.
    • Had best finish of sixth at Michigan.
  • 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.
    • Received Greg Moore Legacy Award.
  • 2003
    • Finished 14th in CART in rookie season for American Spirit Team Johansson.
    • Scored first Indy car victory at Surfers Paradise, becoming first American rookie in more than 20 years to win a CART race.

Ryan's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Competed in the GT Daytona Class at Rolex 24 At Daytona for Michael Shank Racing.
  • 2016
    • Captured a podium finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona as part of the VisitFlorida Racing prototype lineup. Also raced for the team at Sebring, Long Beach and Petit Le Mans.
  • 2014
    • Won Rolex 24 at Daytona with the SRT team.
  • 2011
    • Won Sebring 12 hour with Level 5 Motorsports.
  • 2007
    • Made four Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype starts for Riley Matthews Motorsports, winning the season finale at Miller Motorsports Park.
    • Participated as 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 Grand-Am 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 by Hendrick Motorsports for General Motors driver development program for NASCAR.
  • 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.
    • Awarded BBS "Rising Star"” Award and 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
    • Named 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.
    • Named WKA Competitor of the Year in 1997.