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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 rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Charlie Kimball blows up (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Sebastien Bourdais during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway (centre), driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory with champagne Sunday, April 13, 2014 after winning the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Will Power (right), driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finished second. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
AJ Foyt (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchliffe (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe in the hairpin during practice at Long Beach -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media

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