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Ryan Hunter-Reay will defend his Indy 500 title from middle of the pack
Ryan Hunter-Reay will defend his Indy 500 title from middle of the pack

When it comes to fast lap times, Ryan Hunter-Reay hasn't been particularly impressive leading up to the Indianapolis 500. So perhaps the Floridian is right in his sweet spot. Hunter-Reay is the defending champion of the Indianapolis 500, which he won last year by a narrow margin after starting 19th in the 33-car field. After swapping the lead with Helio Castroneves several times in the final laps, Hunter-Reay nipped the Brazilian by less than one car length at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. Hunter-Reay, the 2012 champion of the Verizon IndyCar Series, became the first American to win the race since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006. Again this year, Hunter-Reay qualified in...

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