Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan  Hunter-Reay
Andretti Autosport
Ryan Hunter-Reay
rank
12
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

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 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, is 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
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 11 0 0 3 6 55 10
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 5 15 12
Total 196 16 6 46 95 1210 151

** 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

  • 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
    • Finished sixth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Recorded three victories, including the 98th Indianapolis 500, to tie for series high.
    • Posted six top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    • Earned pole at Long Beach.
  • 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.
    • Was 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.
    • Recorded 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
    • Advanced 14 positions to finish sixth in 92nd Indianapolis 500, earning Chase Rookie of the Year award.
    • 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.
  • 2007
    • Finished 19th in IndyCar Series standings with three top-seven finishes in six starts.
    • Won Bombardier Learjet Rookie of Year Award despite joining Rahal Letterman Racing at midseason.
    • 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 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.

Ryan's Road To Indy

  • 2007
    • Made three Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype starts for Riley Matthews Motorsports with best finish of sixth at Watkins Glen.
    • 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 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.
  • 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 & WorldCom "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.