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Hunter-Reay Signs Two-Year Extension

Michael Andretti (right) has signed driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (left) to a two-year contract extension. (Photo Courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series)

FONTANA, Calif. – Ryan Hunter-Reay will remain with Andretti Autosport in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the foreseeable future after signing a two-year contract extension with the team.

Hunter-Reay, who has won four races this season in the IZOD IndyCar Series and will attempt to win the series championship during the season finale tonight at Auto Club Speedway, joined the team in 2010. He is a seven-time winner in the IZOD IndyCar Series and also scored two victories in the Champ Car World Series.

“We are happy to have Ryan (Hunter-Reay) back with us for the 2013 and 2014 IndyCar seasons. He is a tough competitor and has become an important part of our team,” said Michael Andretti, owner of Andretti Autosport. “He is the ultimate team player and I know we can count on him, along with his teammates, to continue to be a foundation for us. We believe that he, Marco (Andretti) and James (Hinchcliffe) will continue to work together and take the team to great places with great success.”

The Texas native will attempt to become the first American to win the IZOD IndyCar Series championship tonight at Auto Club Speedway since Sam Hornish, Jr. did it in 2006.

“I have a lot of deep rooted relationships with the team and the team sponsors and I’m looking forward to continuing and further developing those relationships,” said Hunter-Reay. “I’m happy to be able to enjoy the off season knowing what the next two years hold. I’m looking forward to my return with Andretti Autosport and hope to have the opportunity to speak more on it soon, but today we are focused on leaving Fontana tonight with a championship.”

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