Ryan Hunter-Reay
Apr 13

IndyCar: Conway Wins Wild Race At Long Beach

Mike Conway celebrates after winning the IndyCar race at Long Beach. (Photo: Lesley Ann Miller)

Mike Conway celebrates after winning the IndyCar race at Long Beach. (Photo: Lesley Ann Miller)

Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

Simon Pagenaud refused to accept a post-race apology from Will Power, and Justin Wilson was furious with Scott Dixon. James Hinchcliffe tried to be diplomatic but failed to hide his displeasure with teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.

The one team smiling at the end of Sunday’s race? Ed Carpenter Racing, which got an unexpected victory from Mike Conway.

Apr 13

Video: Massive Pileup Claims Several Top Contenders In Long Beach

Sunday’s IndyCar race on the streets of Long Beach was setting up to be an instant classic before a multi-car wreck eliminated several of the top contenders, including race leader Josef Newgarden, pole-sitter Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe.

With 24 laps to go, Newgarden exited pit lane with the race lead ahead of Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe, but had colder tires than the two Andretti Autosport teammates. As they raced into Turn 4, Hunter-Reay made a bold move by trying to pass Newgarden on the inside, and it proved to be costly.

Apr 12

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay On Pole In Long Beach

Ryan Hunter-Reay fights his car around the Long Beach circuit, en route to claiming pole position for Sunday's race. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay fights his car around the Long Beach circuit, en route to claiming pole position for Sunday’s race. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Hunter-Reay snatched the pole away from his teammate with a late qualifying lap on Saturday at 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the temporary IndyCar course through the streets of downtown. Hinchcliffe wound up second after his lap at 1 minute, 7.9403 seconds.

Mar 30

IndyCar: Power Opens Season With Win In St. Petersburg

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power picked up right where he left off last season, in Victory Lane, for the fourth time in the last six IndyCar Series races.

Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening race Sunday through the streets of St. Petersburg with a dominating run. He passed pole-sitter Takuma Sato for the lead with an outside move headed into the second turn on Lap 31, and the Australian was never really challenged again.

Mar 29

Sato Wins Pole For IndyCar Season Opener

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato won the pole at St. Petersburg for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race, where Tony Kanaan will make his debut in his new Target/Chip Ganassi Racing ride starting alongside him on the front row.

Sato circled the street course in 1 minute, 0.01 seconds Saturday in the rain-delayed qualifying session to put his A.J. Foyt Racing entry out front. It was a stellar debut for Honda and its new twin turbo engine.