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Milwaukee: Race results

Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed victory with a perfect second-half drive at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon, after an hour and a half wait for the start because of rain.
For Ryan Hunter-Reay, the wait was worth it: after the 225-lap Milwaukee IndyFest got underway 90 minutes late because of a heavy shower that passed through the area just before the race was scheduled to start, the Andretti Autosport driver didn't put a foot wrong all afternoon once he popped up in the lead soon after midway.

Hunter-Reay - who won here in CART eight years ago in 2004 - patiently bided his time despite starting on the front row of the grid, and didn't lead the race until lap 142. But once he did, he was immovable from the top spot - and went on to lead the remaining 84 laps to the chequered flag ahead of KV Racing's Tony Kanaan and Hunter-Reay's Andretti team mate James Hinchliffe in third.

Early leader Dario Franchitti fell back and ultimately crashed on lap 193 after a suspected suspension failure. Josef Newgarden retired early with fuel pick-up problems, Justin Wilson and JR Hildebrand both had engine failures, Simona de Silvestro spun out on lap 62 and Takuma Sato did likewise on lap 107 collecting James Jakes on his way to the wall as he did so.

A controversial restart penalty for Scott Dixon wrecked the Ganassi driver's early charge and thwarted his hopes of challenging Hunter-Reay at the end.

Race results

1. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet 1:52:17.8119s (225 laps)
2. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet + 9.8940s
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet + 10.0782s
4. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet + 12.1105s
5. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet + 5.1029s
6. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet + 7.2715s
7. #98 Alex Tagliani Honda + 13.8178s
8. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 14.3764s
9. #38 Graham Rahal Honda + 24.2642s
10. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet + 12.3440s
11. #9 Scott Dixon Honda + 12.7396s
12. #12 Will Power Chevrolet + 13.3395s
13. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda + 1 lap
14. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet + 1 lap
15. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet + 1 lap
16. #14 Mike Conway Honda + 1 lap
17. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda + 1 lap
18. #6 Katherine Legge Chevrolet + 5 laps

Retirements

19. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda on lap 193 Contact
20. #15 Takuma Sato Honda on lap 107 Contact
21. #19 James Jakes Honda on lap 106 Contact
22. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet on lap 105 Mechanical
23. #18 Justin Wilson Honda on lap 93 Mechanical
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus on lap 62 Contact
25. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda on lap 48 Mechanical



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Ryan Hunter-Reay #28 Team DHL Sun Drop Citrus Soda Andretti Autosport during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28) celebrates with a raised fist as he takes the chequered flag at the Milaukee IndyFest - Wisconsin, 16 June. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Victory Lane: Tony Kanaan (2nd), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1st), James Hinchcliffe (3rd)  at the Milaukee IndyFest - Wisconsin, 16 June (c) 2012, Phillip G Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon sprays the champagne in Victory Circle following his win in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon is congratulated by Dario Franchitti after winning the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon with a victory kiss from his wife, Emma, following clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, his fourth series championship of his career. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, after winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Joining him on the podium is Charlie Kimball, driver of the #83 Novolog Flexpen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 who finished third. Chevrolet won its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon - 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion - Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with team mates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with Chip Ganassi after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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