NEWTON, Iowa (July 12, 2014) – Ryan-Hunter
Reay simply stole the show on new tires at Iowa Speedway after
a 10-lap dash to the finish in which he passed nine cars.
Hunter-Reay carved his way to the front after an accident
featuring Juan Pablo Montoya set up the late-race heroics
to collect his third win of the Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The last time Hunter-Reay led a lap was the final one at
this year’s Indianapolis 500.
This was the fifth win in a row for Andretti Autosport at
“The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.” It was
a dominant race for Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver, Tony
Kanaan, who led 247 laps only to be passed by Hunter-Reay
with just two laps to go.
Kanaan slipped to third after Josef Newgarden worked his
way around the No. 10 with one lap to go. Newgarden recorded
his highest career finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series after
Nine different drivers representing six teams have won this
season, though none have been from Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
In fact, it’s been nine months since a Ganassi car has
been in Victory Lane.
The Verizon IndyCar Series has run at Iowa Speedway since
2007, but this is the first time the race has been pushed
into July. As such, the Iowa Corn Indy 300 assumes more importance
in the countdown to the championship.
Drivers that have won at Iowa Speedway and gone on to win
the IndyCar Series Championship include Dario Franchitti,
who accomplished the feat twice, and Hunter-Reay in 2012.
Next up for the IndyCar Series is a doubleheader weekend at
Toronto July 19-20.
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,”
is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race
track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our
2014 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: May 17-18
(NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR Nationwide
Series), July 11-12 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and
IndyCar Series) and Aug. 1-2 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West
and NASCAR Nationwide Series). Great seats are still available.
For tickets, call 1-866-RUSTY-GO. To learn more, visit www.iowaspeedway.com,
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