The Milwaukee Mile
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Milwaukee IndyFest
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1st
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Andretti Autosport
2nd
Tony Kanaan
KV Racing Technology
3rd
James Hinchcliffe
Andretti Autosport

Race Recap

"What a race. The script is perfect," said Hunter-Reay, who won at the Milwaukee Mile in 2004 in CART and recorded his sixth Indy car win. "Michael (Andretti) loves the sport and does a lot for it. Milwaukee and INDYCAR go hand-in-hand. This is the oldest racing facility in the country and we just won. It’s awesome."

Hunter-Reay, who started second, led Tony Kanaan across the start-finish line by 5.1029 seconds.

"It was one of the most physical races I've ever driven," added Hunter-Reay, who overtook Helio Castroneves for the lead (for good as it turned out) in Turn 3 on Lap 142. "You're always on edge, always busy in the car."

Kanaan moved up from the sixth starting position in the No. 11 GEICO/Mouser Elctronics/KV Racing Technology car, earned his second podium finish of the season. He has finished no worse than fourth in six of last eight starts at the Mile.

"I didn’t have anything at the end for Ryan, but great event," Kanaan said. "I love to see the stands as full as I’ve ever seen here. Thanks to Michael and his people who put this event back together. I love this place. It was a long day, but this is typical Milwaukee. That’s why I love this place. You’ve got to drive it. If you don’t drive it, you never get it, so I’m extremely happy."

James Hinchcliffe was third and Oriol Servia jumped from the 20th starting position to finish fourth. E.J. Viso, who led his first laps since June 2011 at Texas, finished fifth (his first top five since Iowa in 2010).

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About the track

The Milwaukee Mile

The one-mile oval drives more like a road course because of the 9-degree banking in the turns, which produces exciting racing. Drivers can't go flat out on the course, which creates overtaking opportunities in the turns as well as the straights. The Mile opened in 1903 and little has changed to the configuration.

Past track winners

Sebastien Bourdais / 2015
Will Power / 2014
Ryan Hunter-Reay / 2013
Ryan Hunter-Reay / 2012
Dario Franchitti / 2011
Scott Dixon / 2009
Ryan Briscoe / 2008
Tony Kanaan / 2007
Tony Kanaan (R2) / 2006
Sebastien Bourdais (R1) / 2006
Sam Hornish Jr. (R2) / 2005
Paul Tracy (R1) / 2005
Dario Franchitti (R2) / 2004
Ryan Hunter-Reay (R1) / 2004
Michel Jourdain Jr. / 2003
Paul Tracy / 2002
Kenny Brack / 2001
Juan Pablo Montoya / 2000
Paul Tracy / 1999
Jimmy Vasser / 1998
Greg Moore / 1997
Michael Andretti / 1996
Paul Tracy / 1995
Al Unser Jr. / 1994
Nigel Mansell / 1993
Michael Andretti / 1992
Michael Andretti / 1991
Al Unser Jr. / 1990
Rick Mears / 1989
Rick Mears / 1988
Michael Andretti / 1987
Michael Andretti / 1986
Mario Andretti / 1985
Tom Sneva / 1984
Tom Sneva / 1983
Tom Sneva (R2) / 1982
Gordon Johncock (R1) / 1982
Tom Sneva (R2) / 1981
Mike Mosley (R1) / 1981
Johnny Rutherford (R2) / 1980
Bobby Unser (R1) / 1980
Roger McCluskey (R2) / 1979
A.J. Foyt (R1) / 1979
Danny Ongais (R2) / 1978
Rick Mears (R1) / 1978
Johnny Rutherford (R2) / 1977
Johnny Rutherford (R1) / 1977
Al Unser (R2) / 1976
Mike Mosley (R1) / 1976
Mike Mosley (R2) / 1975
A.J. Foyt (R1) / 1975
Gordon Johncock (R2) / 1974
Johnny Rutherford (R1) / 1974
Wally Dallenbach (R2) / 1973
Bobby Unser (R1) / 1973
Joe Leonard (R2) / 1972
Bobby Unser (R1) / 1972
Bobby Unser (R2) / 1971
Al Unser (R1) / 1971
Al Unser (R2) / 1970
Joe Leonard (R1) / 1970
Al Unser (R2) / 1969
Greg Weld / Art Pollard (R1) / 1969
Lloyd Ruby (R2) / 1968
Lloyd Ruby (R1) / 1968
Mario Andretti (R2) / 1967
Gordon Johncock (R1) / 1967
Mario Andretti (R2) / 1966
Mario Andretti (R1) / 1966
Gordon Johncock (R3) / 1965
Joe Leonard (R2) / 1965
Parnelli Jones (R1) / 1965
Parnelli Jones (R2) / 1964
A.J. Foyt (R1) / 1964
Jim Clark (R2) / 1963
Rodger Ward (R1) / 1963
Rodger Ward (R2) / 1962
A.J. Foyt (R1) / 1962
Lloyd Ruby (R2) / 1961
Rodger Ward (R1) / 1961
Len Sutton (R2) / 1960
Rodger Ward (R1) / 1960
Rodger Ward (R2) / 1959
Johnny Thomson (R1) / 1959
Rodger Ward (R2) / 1958
Art Bisch (R1) / 1958
Jim Rathman (R2) / 1957
Rodger Ward (R1) / 1957
Jimmy Bryan (R2) / 1956
Pat Flaherty (R1) / 1956
Pat Flaherty (R2) / 1955
Johnny Thomson (R1) / 1955
Manny Ayulo (R2) / 1954
Chuck Stevenson (R1) / 1954
Chuck Stevenson (R2) / 1953
Jack McGrath (R1) / 1953
Chuck Stevenson (R2) / 1952
Mike Nazuruk (R1) / 1952
Walk Faulkner (R2) / 1951
Tony Bettenhausen (R1) / 1951
Walk Faulkner (R2) / 1950
Tony Bettenhausen (R1) / 1950
Johnnie Parsons (R2) / 1949
Myron Fohr (R1)) / 1949
Myron Fohr / Tony Bettenhausen (R3) / 1948
Johnny Mantz (R2) / 1948
Emil Andres (R1) / 1948
Ted Horn (R3) / 1947
Charles Van Acker (R2) / 1947
Bill Holland (R1) / 1947
Rex Mays / 1946
Rex Mays / 1941
Babe Stapp / 1939