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Guest host Bob Varsha chats with IZOD IndyCar winner at Loudon, Ryan Hunter-Reay about the rain-plagued race.
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And now from New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ryan hunter ray joins us and it's good to see again right it's been a long time thanks for joining us. Thanks Bob they start Leon assets it's always going to be -- went elements things -- -- directions and I appreciate that now. Sitting in your car waiting under the red flag for the ruling -- about five laps ago that would eventually make you the winner of the race what was going through your mind. I really wanted to get. Back out and end this and restart that race and that that's what it was -- bottom line for me than the previous two restarts. We did we had opened up a huge lead on serve -- -- that we had a really good car I mean that's that's the thing that's what's. It was really really bother me is that that the rain is there an and we just wanted to go back through to Green. Was this the craziest open wheel race you've ever been a part of. And it was the strangest win I've had that's for sure but not not this that the craziest poking where race down. I was so I can't tell you how shocked that was and I heard that weird Green and it was still raining on my advisor to the although the moisture in. I tried to glory to warm up as Firestone fire oxen. I was almost losing the car in second -- so you can imagine how how limited drivers were knowing that we're going back to Green win. Or on a really really tight oval track. I'm Dillon almost a 17080. Average around there. And we're going Green and the wet so it was it was really interesting but sound really great second half of the race. Those DHL circuit case send our guys -- a great job with the car. And now and man and traffic it was a black and are really a lot of fun but on. Unfortunate had and that way but I guess you can't help wearing. Well every driver television spoke to after the race said the greens should not have come out and they were saying so their teams. But afterwards Brian Barnhart the race to rector said they heard none of that pleading from the cars or the pit wall and race control what do you make of that. Yet that doesn't add up because. All of us and the cars were extremely vocal about what was going on so we need to that that's a problem and we need to really work on how. They communicate -- us but I stand my timing stand I was telling them and they were telling the IndyCar -- that was right there. There's still a lot of water on the track even Johnny Rutherford driving the pace car at the windshield wipers on a guy -- Martin's tractor. Not gonna work out so I don't know and that's not I I really can't. Can't say anymore -- -- other than our our IndyCar tech and arcade was calling race control saying there's a lot of rain on the track who. Now Scott Dixon finished third but He argued that since both He and Oriole Serbia past you wonder that brief Green flag. That they should be in the top two spots what do you think of that reasoning. I think it's it's kind of funny because it was their first of all. It was raining it was a no start. IndyCar. Title at that way but I don't know why -- thinks He led twenty feet and -- thinks He should be. The leader but it was never -- we know you didn't get the start finish line. It was already yellow guys were already crashing there was no Green flag displayed by the by the starter so. I don't know the previous two restarts I gaps and buy it straight hours they might want to think about that -- or thought about. But about you know thinking that if he'd be one son. -- won a race by. And not start I don't know that's confusing. Okay well it's over you win and those points really boost you up in the championship so how does that affect your plan of attack with the last five races of the season coming up. Yeah we had a really strong string races lately been on the podium in a couple times in the last few weeks and and now this this win and and you know getting went on an -- is important also and just being as strong as we have been this weekend it's really important for the team and and our consistency moving forward so. Andretti auto sport's great team to be a part of it we have great chemistry and and hopefully this this this string of great races here. What we'll give us strong. Strong into the season I mean that's that's the ultimate goal is to really end on a high note. Going into 2012 when IndyCar has. New Jesse's all new manufacturers coming in the Chevy Honda and Lotus on -- and it's going to be exciting time IndyCar and I think that could play to our strengths that and Ernie Els or. Well great I know it's a happy ending to a long day congratulations once again thanks for taking time to chat with us. I appreciate it are now about.