Hunter-Reay, Andretti To Part Company after 2021 Season

Andretti Autosport announced today on social media that Ryan Hunter-Reay will not return to the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES lineup in 2022. He is the longest-tenured INDYCAR driver in the team’s history, completing his 12th season with the team owned by former INDYCAR SERIES champion Michael Andretti.

Hunter-Reay climbed to the peaks of the sport with Andretti Autosport, including winning the 2012 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship and the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “Captain America” has recorded 15 of his 18 career INDYCAR SERIES victories with Andretti Autosport.

“What started as three races in 2010 grew to over a decade of successes,” the team statement read on Instagram. “Through 12 seasons Andretti Autosport, DHL and Ryan Hunter-Reay climbed mountains. We claimed a championship and captured victory on racing’s biggest stage. And now, over the next two weekends, Ryan will turn his last laps as our INDYCAR teammate.

“Thank you, @ryanhunterreay, for 12 great seasons with us: 15 wins together, an Indy 500 victory and an INDYCAR title. Always a champion, always a friend. Wishing you the best of luck in the laps ahead.”

RHR’s first victory with Andretti came in the 2010 Grand Prix of Long Beach in his fourth start with the team, a win that secured enough sponsorship for him to finish the season with the team, launching a long partnership with current primary sponsor DHL. His most-recent win came in 2018 at Sonoma Raceway.

No announcement was made about Hunter-Reay’s replacement in the team’s No. 28 Honda-powered entry, but it is expected to be Romain Grosjean.

Last Updated September 9, 2021

2022 IndyCar Silly Season Page
Team Engine No. Driver Primary Sponsor Rating Comments
AJ Foyt Racing
4 Dalton Kellett K-Line Strong
14 Sebastien Bourdais ROKIT Strong Likely to re-sign
14 Tatiana Calderon ROKIT Speculation Could replace Bourdais
11  Charlie Kimball  Tresiba Speculation

Andretti Autosport


Stefan Wilson Lohla Sport Speculation Indy 500 Only
Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Colton Herta Gainbridge Fact Signed
27 Alexander Rossi NAPA and AutoNation Fact Signed, but Penske beckons
28 Romain Grosjean TBA/Miami Breeze Car Care Fact Worst kept secret. Replacing RHR.
29 Devlin DeFrancesco PowerTap Hydrogen Strong Replace Hinch
Arrow McLaren SP Chevy 5 Pato O’Ward Arrow Fact Signed
7 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow Speculation Has to step up his game
7 Nico Hulkenberg Arrow Speculation Eying IndyCar
6 Juan Montoya TBD Speculation Indy 500 only
Carlin Racing Chevy 59 Max Chilton Gallagher Insurance Strong Likely to re-sign
TBD TBD Speculation Needs Ride Buyer Money
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Marcus Ericsson Huski Chocolate Strong Likely to re-sign
9 Scott Dixon PNC Bank Fact Signed
10 Alex Palou NTT Data Fact Signed
48 Jimmie Johnson Carvana Fact May run full season
Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser Sullivan Honda 18 Ed Jones Sealmaster Strong Likely to re-sign
Dale Coyne Racing w/Rick Ware Racing Honda 52 Ryan Norman Koinu Inu Cryptro Speculation
52 Cody Ware TBD Speculation
Dreyer Reinbold Chevy 24 Sage Karam Wix Strong Indy 500 Only
67 JR Hildebrand Salesforce Strong Indy 500 Only
Ed Carpenter Racing
21 Rinus Veekay Sonax Fact Signed
  Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Ed Carpenter US Space Force Fact Ovals Only
Nico Hulkenberg TBD Speculation Road and Street Only
Conor Daly US Air Force Strong Looking for $
Meyer Shank Racing Honda 60 Simon Pagenaud AutoNation and SiriusXM Strong Penske may cut him loose
60 Kyle Kirkwood AutoNation and SiriusXM Speculation Would bring Lights $1 million
06 Helio Castroneves TBD Fact Signed
Paretta Autosport Chevy 16 Simona De Silvestro  TBD Strong Indy 500 Only
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 15  Graham Rahal United Rentals Fact Signed

Takuma Sato Panasonic, Mi-Jack Speculation May Retire
Christian Lundgaard TBD Strong Has given up on F1 dream
45 Antonio Felix da Costa
TBD False Will not happen
Jack Harvey HyVee Strong Leaving MSR to fill team’s 3rd full-time car for 2022
Santino Ferrucci HyVee Speculation
Team Penske Chevy 2 Josef Newgarden Hitachi Fact Signed
3 Scott McLaughlin Shell, PPG Strong Penske may send him to IMSA unless he steps up his game
12 Will Power Verizon Fact Signed
22 Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Top Gun Racing Chevy   RC Enerson US Navy? Fact Indy 500 Only?



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