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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)
Will Power affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power with the Verizon P1 Award flag after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power accepts the Verizon P1 Award from Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on course during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Tony Kanaan enter Turn 7 during practice for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
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Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, drinks the traditional bottle of milk while celebrating 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 Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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)

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