Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda will make his 250th NTT IndyCar Series start at the World Wide Technology Raceway for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on Saturday.
The 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion goes into the race this weekend in sixth place in the drivers championship on 344 points.
Hunter Reay began his NTT IndyCar Series career with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2007 competing in the second half of the season.
The American took his first series victory at Waktins Glen in 2008 and for 2009 he joined Vision Racing for half the season and from there he went to AJ Foyt Racing.
In 2010, Ryan joined Andretti Autosport and in 2011, having failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti he went back to AJ Foyt Racing in a loan deal qualifying for the race finishing 32nd before returning to Andretti.
Ryan won the IndyCar Series championship in 2012 with Andretti winning four races, three in a row in Iowa, Mid Ohio and Pocono.
In 2013, the American finished the Indianapolis 500 on the podium in third place. Ths 2014 season was a big one for RHR as he took victory in the Indianapolis 500.
In 2015 when Andretti returned to Honda from Chevrolet Hunter Reay won in Iowa and Pocono.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he RHR said:
This Saturday night at (World Wide Technology Raceway) will mark my 250th career Indy car start which is pretty incredible. I feel extremely fortunate to have had such incredible support over the past 16 years enabling me to compete at the highest level. I’ve had the honor of representing many great partners along the way, however I am especially grateful to DHL for their unwavering support over the past nine seasons with Andretti Autosport on the No. 28 car. To me, 250 is just another number. Like any other race I compete it in, my only goal is to win. Last season we were running in the top three when we had a fuel pump failure sideline us. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off and challenge for win number 19 this weekend.”