Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the
It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for
Hunter-Reay hadn't led a lap since Indianapolis, and he spent most of Saturday's race far from contention. But he got new tires on a late pit stop and stormed past Tony Kanaan for his third victory in 2014.
Josef Newgarden finished second, followed by Target Chip Ganassi teammates Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Ed Carpenter was fifth.
Helio Castroneves finished eighth, taking sole possession of the series points lead.
Kanaan started on the front row with Dixon, the pole sitter, following promising qualifying sessions for a team that has struggled all year.
Down the stretch, the only question was which of the Ganassi drivers would break a season-long skid.
No one saw Hunter-Reay coming.
Hunter-Reay surprised the field following the night's last caution, snapping a miserable six-race stretch for one of the top drivers in the series.
Penske entered the weekend with three of the series' top four drivers; Castroneves, Will Power and the surging