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Your 2013 IndyCar Driver of the Year: 10th - Ryan Hunter-Reay

You voted Ryan Hunter-Reay into 10th place in Crash.net's IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2013:
10. Ryan Hunter-Reay

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Birthdate: December 17, 1980
Team: Andretti Autosport
2013 starts: 19
Poles: 3
Wins: 2
Top 5: 7
Top 10: 9
Championship points: 469
Championship position: 7th
Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2011 position: 11th
Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2012 position: 1st

Season summary:

It was always going to be hard for Ryan Hunter-Reay to follow-up his dream season in 2012 that saw him win the IndyCar Series championship in a thrilling final race play-off with Will Power. Now the dream is over and Hunter-Reay will have to turn in the number 1 designation on his car, after a solid season but nonetheless one that just failed to sparkle sufficiently to allow him to seriously defend his title. He did clinch two race wins - at Alabama and Milwaukee - and finished in the top ten in almost half the races of the season, but that was still only enough to see him end this year's campaign in seventh place having never really having featured in the championship fight. Perhaps 2014 will be kinder to him, coming as it does with Andretti Autosport's switch to Honda power.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #1 DHL Andretti Autosport Chevrolet IndyCar, qualifies eighth Saturday, August 31, 2013 for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore on the street circuit in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with his son Rylen after winning the Milwaukee IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile - Saturday, June 15 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media.)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Sebastien Bourdais during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Helio astroneves celebrate on the podium. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Helio astroneves celebrate on the podium. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe at St Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe at St Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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