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E. J. Viso
Team Penske has had a stranglehold on Barber Motorsports Park.
Until Sunday, they’d won every pole award and race all four years around the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course just east of Birmingham, Alabama.
This weekend that ended as momentum shifted towards Andretti Autosport.
Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his first career top 10 start at Barber with earning the pole on Saturday afternoon. The defending series champ backed that up with his first win of the season with taking the checkered flag in today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Hunter-Reay led three times for 53 Laps in the 90 Lap event, including the winning move past Helio Castroneves within the final 20 laps.
His No. 1 DHL Chevrolet was the dominant car all day as he moved from 18th in the standings to third after today heading to Long Beach in two weeks.
“I was driving my tail off trying to stay in front of Dixon,” said Hunter-Reay, who rebounded from an 18th-place finish in the season opener at St. Petersburg on March 24.
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Andretti Autosport remained perfect on the year Sunday when defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay snapped Penske Racing's winning streak at Barber Motorsports Park.
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