By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
Ryan Hunter-Reay was confirmed by Andretti Autosport Thursday that he’ll be staying with the team for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season.
The 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion will still have the familiar DHL colors for an 11th straight season as he’ll be teammates with Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta with the season opener at Barber Motorsports Park commencing April 11.
Hunter-Reay said he’s looking forward being with the same team and sponsor once more, hoping for better results as he finished 10th in last season’s 14-round championship trail with a third at the second Mid-Ohio race being his best outing.
“I’m eager to get to work and honored to represent both DHL and Andretti Autosport yet again,” said the 2012 series champion. “DHL has been one of the longest tenured primary sponsors in INDYCAR history and that yellow 28 car has become one of the iconic INDYCAR liveries; for that I am extremely grateful.
“I want nothing more than to add a second Indy 500 win to our accomplishments and earn the title of INDYCAR Champion for a second time as well. Coupled with the DHL partnership, AutoNation has also been vital to my career over the past nine years and I’m very proud for the opportunity to continue as a Drive Pink brand ambassador as well.
“2020 was a pretty unconventional season, and we left the year with unfinished business. Overall, as a team, we’re focused on extracting the maximum potential from the speed we had in 2020,” Hunter-Reay concluded.
This upcoming campaign will be Hunter-Reay’s 18th season in American open wheel racing and the 15th under the INDYCAR banner. In that span, he has scored 18 wins (15 with Andretti), seven poles and 47 podium finishes.