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Ryan Hunter-Reay won a controversial victory in a turbulent IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore, to close the gap on championship leader Will Power going into the final race.
Ryan-Hunter-Reay took the lead of the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore from Ryan Briscoe at the penultimate restart of a race hit by multiple cautions and a period of light rain that scrambled all hope of getting coherent race strategies from the teams.

The Penske team protested Hunter-Reay's move on Briscoe but race director Beaux Barfield upheld its legality, and Hunter-Reay then survived a final restart forced after a multi-car incident at turn 4 partially blocked the track with six laps remaining to claim the chequered flag.

Will Power lost a further position to Rubens Barrichello in the final laps and had to settle for sixth place, which means his lead in the championship is down to 17pts over Hunter-Reay going into the final event at Fontana in two weeks time - a long-distance oval event which potentially works in Hunter-Reays favour.

Full face report to follow.

Race results

1. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 2:09:02.9522s (75 laps)
2. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) + 1.4391s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) + 3.0253s
4. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) + 3.9281s
5. #8 Rubens Barrichello KVR (C) + 5.0450s
6. #12 Will Power Penske (C) + 5.7467s
7. #22 Oriol Servia  Panther/DRR (C) + 7.5913s
8. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta (H) + 7.7701s
9. #5 EJ Viso KVR (C) + 8.8651s
10. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) + 9.0843s
11. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi (H) + 10.2963s
12. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) + 17.1591s
13. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) + 1 laps
14. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) + 1 laps
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) + 2 laps
16. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) + 2 laps
17. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) + 3 laps

Retirements:

18. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) + 10 laps - Mechnical
19. #67 Bruno Junqueira SFHR (H) + 11 laps - Mechnical
20. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C) + 23 laps - Contact
21. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal (H) + 25 laps - Mechnical
22. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM (L) + 37 laps - Contact
23. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) + 43 laps - Mechnical
24. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne (H) + 44 laps - Contact
25. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C) + 68 laps - Contact

Fastest lap: Will Power - 92.956mph (79.0055s) on lap 64



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Simon Pagenaud in action on the streets of Baltimore. (c) 2012 Phillip Abbott (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Briscoe in action on the streets of Baltimore. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter-Reay. July 6-9, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (c) 2012 Perry Nelson (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Will Power leads the field through turn 1 at the start of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Photo location courtesy of the Wounded Warrior Project and Reliasource (c) 2012 Michael L. Levitt (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)

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