The Indianpost

Hunter-Reay shines at last

The 30-year-old from Texas was leading the way when the race was stopped 10 laps from the finish following an accident involving Danica Patrick, Will Power and Takuma Sato.

Officials reverted to the race order that existed before the final re-start, having already stopped proceedings with 19 laps to go due to the conditions.

Hunter-Reay had hit the front after long-time leader Dario Franchitti had seen his race ended on the 119th lap following a bump from behind by Sato.

Spaniard Oriol Servia was awarded second place and Scott Dixon of New Zealand completed the top three.

“It was a strange day, but sometimes racing is strange,” said Hunter-Reay, who has now managed five consecutive top 10 finishes.

The start of the race had been moved forward by 30 minutes in the hope of avoiding the wet weather that was forecast.

However, the wet track conditions made life difficult for drivers, with the very first lap seeing a crash between Mike Conway and Graham Rahal.

Helio Castroneves also came a cropper at Turn 2, although he was able to continue, and after 76 laps the yellow flag came out as light rain was falling.

Tony Kanaan and Tomas Scheckter also saw the participation ended early by a crash, before the final caution flag came out in the 206th lap.

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