Hunter-Reay Wins 2012 IndyCar Championship

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0  Updated at 8:04 am, September 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Robert Laberge/Getty Images(FONTANA, Calif.) — Ryan Hunter-Reay captured the 2012 IndyCar championship Saturday night after finishing fourth in the MATV TV 500.

“I just drove 500 miles for my life,” Hunter-Reay said. “ I can’t believe we’re IndyCar champions. I can’t even believe this.”

Will Power came into the race with a 17 point lead on Hunter-Reay, but he was unable to hold on after crashing into the outside wall on lap 55, which took him out of the race.

“At the end of the day, Hunter-Reay is definitely a deserving champion,” Power said. “A real fighter. Probably as far as all around drivers go, he’s probably the best in the series because he wins in each discipline”

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