IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay said he expected to speak to team owner Michael Andretti on Thursday about his contract amid reports that he is being courted by Penske Racing.
Hunter-Reay is in the final year of his contract with Andretti Autosport, where he's driven the last three seasons. It is his longest tenure with one team, and he has cited that continuity as a contributor to the career season he's had.
He's chosen to focus only on the championship race with Will Power - he goes into Saturday night's finale trailing him by 17 points - and not his contract situation or the speculation that Penske wants him.
''For sure it's there and it's part of planning anyone's future,'' he said. ''But the championship is what I'm focused on and I think we'll have an opportunity to really go over everything soon. I'm talking to Michael about it, and I really don't have a timeline for when something could be done.''
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