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Ryan Hunter-Reay stormed to victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after overcoming a clever pit strategy from Penske's Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
Ryan Hunter-Reay got his championship defence back on track in the second race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series on Sunday afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park.

Hunter-Reay started the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama from pole position, but lost the lead to Will Power on lap 26 as the Penske team gambled on a two-stop pit strategy. Hunter-Reay also had to overcome a strong showing from Power's team mate Helio Castroneves, a career best outing for Charlie Kimball, and a storming run at the end of the race from Kimball's Ganassi colleague Scott Dixon.

Hunter-Reay's margin of victory over Dixon at the line was just 0.6363s, which gave Andretti Autosport their second victory of the season in the two races of 2013 so far. However James Hinchcliffe - Hunter-Reay's team mate, and the winner at St Petersburg - suffered a miserable day after the #27 lost power on lap 3 forcing the Canadian to watch the rest of the race from the sidelines.

Race result

1. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet 1hrs 52mins 4.55secs after 90 laps
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda + 0.6363s
3. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet + 17.6821s
4. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda + 20.6166s
5. #12 Will Power Penske Chevrolet + 26.6469s
6. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Honda + 27.2995s
7. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet + 27.7175s
8. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Honda + 30.5504s
9. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR Honda + 41.1029s
10. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt Honda + 50.6449s
11. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta Honda + 58.0458s
12. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM Chevrolet + 1:01.4334s
13. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing Chevrolet + 1:01.6834s
14. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Honda + 1:03.1151s
15. #22 Oriol Servià Panther-DRR Chevrolet + 1:03.1495s
16. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Chevrolet + 1:07.6880s
17. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther Chevrolet + 1:09.7447s
18. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Chevrolet + 1:09.9130s
19. #2 AJ Allmendinger Penske Chevrolet + 1:11.0558s
20. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Chevrolet + 1:11.6523s
21. #15 Graham Rahal Rahal Honda + 1:14.0385s
22. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR Chevrolet + 1 laps
23. #16 James Jakes Rahal Honda + 4 laps
24. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Honda + 25 laps Mechanical
25. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda + 48 laps Mechanical
26. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet + 87 laps Contact



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Start of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe exits the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Start of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
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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