(NEWTON, Iowa) — Ryan Hunter-Reay won his second race in a row at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night in the caution shortened race.
He passed Scott Dixon with 12 laps left and got the victory which pushed him into title contention. Katherine Legge spun out with two laps left which ended the race.
Hunter-Reay’s teammate Marco Andretti finished in second.
“I wish we had some more 1-mile ovals coming up. Those are fun. The racing that we’ve had on them, it seemed like it was pretty exciting. This is so cool. This is a difference maker for sure,” Hunter-Reay said.
The pole sitter Dario Franchitti blew out his engine before the green flag dropped which dampened a chance for his fourth straight IndyCar championship.
“It was making a very strange noise,” Franchitti said. “Real disappointing.”
The win moved Hunter-Reay into second in the season standings and gave him his seventh career IndyCar victory.
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