Monday, September 1, 2014

About Ryan Hunter-Reay


RHRWe are excited to have co-founder Ryan Hunter-Reay as Racing For Cancer’s ambassador! Ryan founded Racing For Cancer as a platform to promote cancer awareness because of his personal, inspirational story. Following his mother’s passing from colon cancer in 2010, Ryan made it his mission to promote prevention and early detection in hopes of helping families avoid the loss his own family suffered. A few months later Ryan won the Grand Prix of Long Beach and dedicated the win to his mother. He is committed to helping in the global fight against cancer and his story continues to inspire many. In April 2011, Ryan was bestowed a great honor when he was named a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy. Ryan continues to perform on and off the track. In 2012, Ryan captured the checkered flag four times en route to claiming his first IndyCar Series championship. Ryan is intelligent, caring, compassionate, as well as a fierce competitor, and the cancer community is lucky to have him as an ambassador. We are proud to have Ryan on our team and we appreciate his continuous efforts towards advancing the fight against cancer!

  • Driver of the Andretti Autosport No. 28 DHL Honda
  • Birthday: December 17, 1980 | Resience: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Wife: Beccy Hunter-Reay | Children: Son, Ryden
  • 2012 IndyCar Series Champion
  • 11 career victories in IndyCar
  • Only American-born driver to visit Victory Lane in 2012
  • 2008 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year
  • 2007 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year
  • Greg Moore Legacy Award Winner in 2004
  • Captured first career victory at Surfers Paradise, Australia in 2003, becoming first American rookie in more than 20 years to win a Champ Car race
  • Set record for most laps led, most poles, most fastest laps, and most track records in the Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2002
  • 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series Rookie of the Year
  • 1999 National Barber Dodge Champion
  • 9-time WKA Karting Champion
  • 3-time U.S. Grand National Karting Champion

Visit The Official Website of Ryan Hunter-Reay