6.11.14 (via USA Today) – Ryan Hunter-Reay caught up on sleep and sent links to funny videos to teammate James Hinchcliffe. He was even thinking about catching a movie while waiting out the rain Wednesday at the Milwaukee Mile.
Hunter-Reay's life has slowed down just a tad since winning the Indianapolis 500 a few weeks ago. He wouldn't mind bouncing back from three disappointing finishes since his milestone victory.
A 19th-place finish last weekend at Texas. Finishes of 16th and 19th the previous week in dual races in Detroit.
"Absolutely, a tough run, but we've had more difficult times, that's for sure," Hunter-Reay said.
He has followed a breakneck pace since the highlight-reel finish at Indy on Memorial Day weekend, the first American to win the race in eight years. The media spotlight has been intense, though he'll gladly take the attention that comes with victory.
There is a break in the race schedule until dual races in Houston on June 28-29, though testing is ongoing. Hunter-Reay is third in points among drivers behind first-place Will Power and Helio Castroneves.