Los Angeles - Ryan Hunter-Reay ended a 42-race IndyCar
winless streak on Sunday, charging from 10th place on the starting grid to win
the second race of the weekend's double-header in Detroit.
Andretti Autosport driver Hunter-Reay beat Indianapolis 500
winner Will Power by 11.3549sec, notching his first IndyCar series victory
since a triumph at Pocono in August of 2015.
Hunter-Reay led 18 of the 70 laps on the 3.78km, 14-turn
temporary street course at Belle Isle Park.
He seized the lead seven laps from the finish when team-mate
Alexander Rossi, who had captured pole in morning qualifying, skidded into a
Australia's Power finished second in his Penske, regaining
the lead in the series standings ahead of New Zealand's Scott Dixon.
Dixon, who won the first race of the double-header on
Saturday, finished fourth on Sunday.
Rossi, whose left front tire shredded as Hunter-Reay grabbed
the lead, made it around to the pits for fresh tires and finished 12th. He
dropped from first to third in the standings with 297 points with Hunter-Reay
fourth on 278.
Chip Ganassi Racing's Ed Jones finished third, earning his
second podium of the year and first since Long Beach.
The start of the race was delayed after the pace car, driven
by General Motors executive Mark Reuss, slammed into the wall in turn two.
Reuss was not injured.