From the April Issue: Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Grand Prix of Alabama

From the April Issue: Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Grand Prix of Alabama
Bo Jackson was the Grand Marshall
Bo Jackson was the Grand Marshall

Ryan Hunter-Reay was the winner of the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama, driving the DHL Chevrolet for Andretti Autosport. Hunter-Reay started the race from the pole position and led 53 of 90 laps.

This is Hunter-Reay’s first victory of the 2013 season as the American-born driver is on his way to defending his 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series championship title. This is the 10th career Indy car victory for Hunter-Reay, a 32-year-old resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

This is his seventh win with Andretti Autosport, and he extends his distinction of being the winningest active American driver in the IndyCar Series and the only American driver to visit Victory lane in 2013.
All photos by MSA Staff

It was a beautiful day at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.
It was a beautiful day at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.
Will Power, 2012 winner led 3 laps to finish 5th.
Will Power, 2012 winner led 3 laps to finish 5th.
Takuma Sato goes over the 'rumble strip' at turn 9.
Takuma Sato goes over the ‘rumble strip’ at turn 9.
JR Hilderbrand finished 17th.
JR Hilderbrand finished 17th.
Rookie Tristan Vaultier off track at turn 1 'caught air'.
Rookie Tristan Vaultier off track at turn 1 ‘caught air’.
Ryan leading the pack.
Ryan leading the pack.
Scott Dixon finished 2nd.
Scott Dixon finished 2nd.
A.J. Allmendinger finished 19th driving the Penske Chevy.
A.J. Allmendinger finished 19th driving the Penske Chevy.
Ryan takes the checkered flag 90 laps later.
Ryan takes the checkered flag 90 laps later.
Ryan now moves up to  third in points.
Ryan now moves up to third in points.
Dixon and Helio give Ryan a champagne bath!
Dixon and Helio give Ryan a champagne bath!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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