Andretti confirms Hunter-Reay’s departure at season’s finish
Andretti Autosport has taken the ultimate step in getting ready the best way for a change of driver in its No. 28 Honda by confirming that Ryan Hunter-Reay will depart the crew after the Acura Grand Prix at Lengthy Seaside. As RACER has written all through the summer time, the crew was working to safe the companies of Romain Grosjean, who will take over the No. 28 entry subsequent season.
For Hunter-Reay, the connection with Andretti began out as a lifeline that was prolonged after a tumultuous time within the late 2000s noticed the American shuffled from Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Imaginative and prescient Racing, and A.J. Foyt Racing in a span of two seasons.
With a recent begin at Andretti Autosport in 2010, Hunter-Reay gained on his fourth begin within the No. 28 automotive and added 14 extra, together with capturing the 2012 IndyCar Sequence championship and the 2014 Indianapolis 500 throughout 125 begins up to now.
Hunter-Reay could have two races left to shut his twelfth season with the crew on a excessive notice. In a yr that’s been fraught with misfortune, a fourth-place run at Nashville stands as his finest end.
Main choices for Hunter-Reay in 2022 look like at Ed Carpenter Racing as a potential highway and road course associate for Carpenter within the No. 20, and his identify has additionally been talked about as a driver of curiosity at RLL – with whom he gained at Watkins Glen in 2008 – within the No. 45 Honda, which is predicted to develop into a full-time entry subsequent season.
Outdoors of IndyCar, Hunter-Reay has been actively in search of alternatives in IMSA the place he gained most just lately to shut 2020 as a part of the Mazda Motorsports DPi trio that captured the 12 Hours of Sebring.
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