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Andretti Autosport’s Hunter-Reay named Best Driver again

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay now has a matching set of ESPY Awards as he is named Best Driver for the second year in a row.

Hunter-Reay, who won the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in his No. 28 DHL IndyCar in a thrilling dash to the finish over Helio Castroneves, received the ESPY Award for Best Driver for the second consecutive year on July 16 during the awards show telecast on ESPN from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. He became the first Indy car driver to repeat as the award’s winner.

“It’s a tremendous honor to win the ESPY,” (Ryan Hunter-Reay)

“It’s a tremendous honor to win the ESPY,” said Hunter-Reay. “The Indianapolis 500 is a tremendous race and this year was such a hard-fought and intense battle at the end. I think the fans really showed their support for the show they got from the Verizon IndyCar Series in May.”

Hunter-Reay, 33, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, claimed his first Indianapolis 500 win by outdueling three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Castroneves in the closing laps to become the first American to win the race since 2006.

Hunter-Reay is first Indy car driver to repeat as the award’s winner.

Through 12 races this season, Hunter-Reay is third in the championship standings with three victories – the most recent July 12 at Iowa Speedway – and two other top-five finishes in the Honda-powered No. 28 DHL car for Andretti Autosport.

“I wouldn’t be able to be here without the support every member of Andretti Autosport,” Hunter-Reay said. “This is amazing to be celebrating with them and the rest of the Indy car community.”

Hunter-Reay won the Best Driver award in July 2013 following his Verizon IndyCar Series championship – a win he cemented in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Read about Ryan’s down-to-the-wire win at Indianapolis and take a look back at Andretti Autosport’s season kick-off in St. Petersberg.

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