Honda Automobiles: Honda Wins Indianapolis 500!

Posted on 07. Jun, 2014 by in Honda Canada

  • Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay claims initial Indy victory
  • Second Honda Indy feat in final 3 years; 10th Honda Indy delight given 2003
  • Honda powers 4 of top-six finishers

Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s 98th using of a Indianapolis 500 during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circumference Helio Castoneves by 6 hundredths of a second in a second-closed finish in “500” history.

After using for a initial 300 miles during a fastest gait in “500” history, a late-race red dwindle set adult a six-lap shootout to a finish, with Hunter-Reay, Castroneves and a Honda-powered automobile of Marco Andretti in quarrel for a victory.

Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded a lead regularly in a final 6 laps, with Andretti stalking reduction than a half-second behind.  Charging into a initial spin during a start of a final lap, Hunter-Reay swept past Castroneves.  The span ran nose-to-tail via a final 3 corners, though a Chevrolet-powered appurtenance of Castroneves was incompetent to find a speed indispensable to finish a pass.

Hunter-Reay’s feat was a initial Indy 500 delight in his IndyCar career, though a third for Honda in a final 3 years.  Honda’s final win was in 2012 with Dario Franchitti.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda) 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner:  “This [Indianapolis] is American History, an American tradition. For me, this is some-more critical than [winning] a championship.  we wish a fans desired a finish, ’cause we was on a corner of MY seat!  Thanks to my team, we adore pushing for these guys and interjection to Honda, we had an overwhelming engine today.”

Art St. Cyr (President, Honda Performance Development) on today’s competition win:  “What a illusory day, and an implausible finish.  we wish all a fans desired it as most as we did.  The whole HPD classification worked so tough to grasp this outcome – not only today, though starting months ago and all by a weeks here during Indianapolis.  Their bid has been outstanding, and today’s feat is prerogative for all of their efforts.  This is a third win in a row, starting during Barber final month and a Grand Prix of Indy dual weeks ago, and it feels like we on a roll.  So we’re unequivocally looking brazen to fluctuating that strain to four- and five-in-a-row during a doubleheader in Detroit subsequent week!”

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