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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)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan`s wrecked car is craned away during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
James Davison on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson resplendent in the Rolling Stones livery for the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda in pit lane on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson resplendent in the Rolling Stones livery for the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti and Sage Karam at IMS (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Walter Kuhn)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Mike Harding)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Jim Haines)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pagenaud will be joined in the front row by by polestar Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest for the May 24 race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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