Ryan Hunter-Reay seals Andretti Autosport contract extension

IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay has completed a deal to stay at Andretti Autosport for a further two seasons, as predicted by AUTOSPORT

Ryan Hunter-Reay seals Andretti Autosport contract extension

Despite suggestions of an approach from Penske, Hunter-Reay told AUTOSPORT last month that his preference was to stay put at Michael Andretti's team.

On the morning of the IndyCar season finale at Fontana, where Hunter-Reay will fight Will Power for the title, Andretti confirmed that the American had been re-signed.

"He is a tough competitor and has become an important part of our team," said Andretti.

"He is the ultimate team player and I know we can count on him, along with his team-mates, to continue to be a foundation for us."

Marco Andretti and James Hinchcliffe are also set to remain at Andretti.

Hunter-Reay joined the squad at the start of 2010 and has taken six victories since then. He is fighting for the title for the first time this season and will start the decider on Saturday night 17 points behind Power with 53 available.

"I have a lot of deep rooted relationships with the team and the team sponsors and I'm looking forward to continuing and further developing those relationships," said Hunter-Reay.

"I'm happy to be able to enjoy the off-season knowing what the next two years hold."

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