Congratulations to Chaz Hiestand who is this week’s Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week! Chaz lists IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay as his favorite Andretti Autosport driver.
The Florida native has been a longtime fan of Andretti Autosport. Hiestand and his wife have always admired Hunter-Reay, and when he joined the team in 2010, they were ecstatic. “When he was picked up by you guys (Andretti Autosport), I told my wife Ang, ‘This is going to be Ryan's best opportunity, I think I have a new favorite driver!"
Hiestand became interested in racing when he worked for a small race team run by his late friend, Craig Hogan, in the 1980s. One of Hiestand's bucket list items is to take a hot lap around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. in memory of his late friend. “I can't wait to see what the Cork Screw is like at such fast speeds – Craig always told me how awesome it was,” says Hiestand.
Last September, Hiestand watched Hunter-Reay win the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT. Hiestand was fortunate enough to celebrate the win in victory lane and he will look to do the same this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2013. Hiestand predicted Hunter-Reay to take home the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy at the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and he will be anxiously this afternoon as the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series take to the famed 2.5-mile oval.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a form to become the Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week. Please check back next week as we select another winner!
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