FORT WORTH, Texas Ryan Hunter-Reay found a bright spot when looking back on his 21st-place finish at last year's Firestone 550.
That finish, which was caused by a mechanical failure, would be the last lowlight on the season for the American drive in the IndyCar Series.
Hunter-Reay followed up that disappointing run at Texas Motor Speedway with three consecutive victories in the series on his way to his first-ever IndyCar championship.
Hunter-Reay, who pilots the No. 1 Chevrolet for Andretti Autosport, wouldn't mind seeing a similar ending to his 2013 season. But he would also like the hot streak to start a race earlier with Saturday's Firestone 550.
"I do enjoy Texas," said Hunter-Reay. "It's kind of high intensity racing. It's tough to get it right there, that's for sure."
Hunter-Reay has found that out throughout his career. Since he made his TMS debut in 2008, his best finish at TMS is seventh and he has just two top-10 showings while never leading a lap. He would like to r...