Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes The Chequered Flag At Indy

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: May 26, 2014 Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes The Chequered Flag At Indy

Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes The Chequered Flag At Indy

Last year Ryan Hunter-Reay was passed for the lead with 3 laps left finishing 3rd under the Yellow caution lights. Sunday was in control until Townsend Bell’s crash brought out the Red Flag. “I can’t get a break,” came over the team’s radio.

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But after swapping the lead with Castroneves 3 times, including a dramatic inside move in Turn 3, Mr. Hunter-Reay made the final and pass as the 2 cars took the White Flag and headed for the strip of bricks finish line.

The race went a record 150 laps without a caution. Then a Charlie Kimball spin brought out the 1st Yellow, a crash by Scott Dixon led to a 2nd caution and a risky 3-wide move on the next restart caused pole-sitter Ed Carpenter and James Hinchcliffe to tangle.

Carpenter was hot, calling out Hinchcliffe for an “amateur” move.

“The moment when Hinch decided to make it three-wide was more than any of us could handle,” Carpenter said. “Let’s just say it was good thing he already had a concussion last week.”

Mr. Hinchcliffe, cleared to drive last weekend after suffering a concussion 2 wks ago in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, took the blame.

“I was the last guy on the scene,” he said. “I have to take the blame, for sure. I feel really bad for Carpenter because he had a great month and was doing a great job.”

The race resumed and Mr. Hunter-Reay was in control until the 4th and last caution, and then a rare Red Flag to allow the drivers a chance to race to the finish.

“It went Green the whole way and I love that,” Mr. Hunter-Reay said. “Winning it under Green like that with just a fantastic finish — I hope the fans loved it because I was on the edge of my seat.”

I for one loved it, great racing to the finish!

The 89th Indy 500 is in the history books with an exciting finish to cap a beautiful day at the Indiana Speedway.

All the best,

Paul Ebeling

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Paul Ebeling

Pattern Recognition Analyst, equities, commodities, forex
Paul Ebeling is best known for his work as writer and publisher of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly-regarded, weekly financial market letter, where he enjoys an international audience among opinion makers, business leaders, and respected organizations. Something of a pioneer in online stock market and commodities discussion and analysis, Ebeling has been online since 1994. He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984.
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