Hunter-Reay extends Andretti deal
16 June 2010 – Andretti Autosport has confirmed that Ryan Hunter-Reay will remain with the team for one more race following a contract extension. The Dallas man will therefore be taking part in this weekend's round of the championship at Iowa.
Originally focussed on only the Indianapolis 500 this season, Long Beach winner Hunter-Reay has now raced in the opening seven rounds of the 2010 campaign and is set for an eighth after striking up a deal with the team and sponsors Ethanol USA and Green Plains Renewable Energy.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be representing Ethanol USA in the IZOD IndyCar Series again for a race that's fuelled by ethanol, made in the United States," said the driver of the #37 car.
"Everyone talks about cleaner, greener energy, but this is one industry that has been consistently delivering on its promises."
Team Chairman, President and CEO Michael Andretti is also delighted with the outcome. "Everyone at Andretti Autosport is honoured to share the spotlight with the US ethanol industry," he commented. "We share the same ideals of innovation and ingenuity as those who seek a more secure energy future in the US."