Sunday, February 25, 2024

Hunter-Reay leaves early at the Grand Prix of Baltimore

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Baltimore, MD – Ryan Hunter-Reay did not have the same luck as he did last year at the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo by John Cote/IndyCar)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo by John Cote/IndyCar)
Hunter-Reay won last year’s race in the rain en route to his championship. But in today’s third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore, Hunter-Reay did not finish the race.

His championship hopes may have been diminished with this incident, as well. He had 417 points coming into the race, and was trailing points leader Helio Castroneves by 62 points, as Castroneves leads with 479 points coming into the race.

Hunter-Reay got stuck on the track, and was not able to move his car as his car had a mechanical issue. His teammate, Marco Andretti did the same exact thing on Friday.

When Hunter-Reay was getting out of his car, he was clearly frustrated. He knew what was at stake with just three races left of the season.

He did; however, complete 42 laps in the race. And will not return to the track.

He will finish 20th in the race unless Dario Franchitti can miraculously return to the track in the final 30 laps. But he is presently in the pits and it doesn’t look like he will return.

After Hunter-Reay and Franchitti, Luca Fillipi, James Jakes, and Takuma Sato make up the final five, who are all out of the race.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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