A Ryan Hunter-Reay Indy 500 win is a victory for American racing

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Monday May 26th, 2014
Ryan Hunter-Reay increased American racing prestige with his Indy 500 win against Helio Castroneves.
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It has become a renaissance for Hunter-Reay. After he won the IndyCar season title two years ago, Roger Penske offered him a multi-year contract. Hunter-Reay stayed with Andretti out of loyalty. After several life turns before his historic Sunday, it is clear he has the talent and the character to keep it going.

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