Ryan Hunter-Reay finds groove with Andretti Autosport
3.20.13 (via USA Today) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Had Joan Rivers attended IndyCar media day, she would have taken a fashion jab at Ryan Hunter-Reay's shoes. During photo shoots, he wore white racing boots that looked out of place against his bright yellow firesuit.
"This is the last time you'll see me wear white shoes," he said, laughing.
These days, the rare fashion faux pas is about the only thing going against Ryan Hunter-Reay, 32. He's fresh off his first Izod IndyCar Series championship and can't wait to begin defense of his title when the season begins this weekend with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
What drives him isn't what he's accomplished, but the knowledge that everything he's built can disappear at any time. That's because he's seen it happen.