Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda says that Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is a reset for him following a tough start to the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, RHR said that starting the race from seventh gives the team the opportunity to upfront at the start of the race at a time when the series is so competitive.

Hunter Reay also said that in August he was running in fifth and he hoping that with the cooler temperatures that they have good tire life and that they need to be smart when it comes to how the strategy plays out during the race.

The 2014 Indy 500 winner set a four-lap average of 230.499MPH and starts the race just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou.

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