Ryan Hunter-Reay is an American race driver, who rose to prominence when he won the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar series champion in 2012. Hunter-Reay was known for winning the Kip Barber Karting Scholarship, then won $250,000.00. He began his car racing during the Barber Dodge Pro Series in 1998, where he was driving the Reynard 98E-Dodge V6 at No. 28. At that time, no one has yet to sponsor him.
He also competed at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, however, he was involved in a car crash with John McCraig. Both of them rested for a while, and Hunter-Reay only returned to the series during the Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, where he finished in the 21st place after he was forced to retire due to a damaged car. In the final standing, he unfortunately finished in the 40th place as a final standing in the series.
HUnter-Reay also competed in the Toyota Atlantic Championship for the FedEx Championship Series, as he was driving the No. 1 Swift 014 a-Toyota 4A-GE for Hylton Motorsports. He was able to start in 6th place, however, he finished the series in 23rd place.
Apart from being a car race driver, he was featured in some television shows that involved car racing. He was featured in IndyCar 36 for the 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. After he won the 2012 championship, his life was being documented in Ryan Hunter-Reay: An American Champion. The documentary film was aired on NBC Sports Network.
The No. 28 meant something deep for Hunter-Reay, and he has been using this number since the 2011 season. This number represents the estimated number of people around the world who are battling cancer. In 2009, his mother died of colon cancer.
Hunter-Reay is married to Beccy Gordon, who is also an off-road racing driver and Champ Car World Series pit reporter. They have 3 sons named Ryden, Rocsen Indy, and Rhodes.
2006 A1 Grand Prix2012 Race of Champions2014 IMSA Tudor United Sportscar Championship