Ryan Hunter-Reay, #31 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard
2002 at Denver:
Hunter-Reay started on the front row at Denver in 2002 alongside his teammate Ryan Dalziel while driving in the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.
Single Car Qualifying:
The Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver will mark the first of two upcoming races to implement single-car qualifying procedures. First-round qualifying order will be run in reverse order of Friday practice times for both events, while the order for final qualifying will run in reverse of the first-round results. Each competitor will run one untimed out lap, followed by three qualifying laps. The best single lap of the three will count as the driver's official time.
Most Popular Driver:
The MCI Most Popular Driver Contest is back, visit CART.com or www.AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com and vote for Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Champ Car Night:
Hunter-Reay will participate in the first annual "Champ Car Night" in downtown Denver at Marlowe's (501 16th Street), where he will sign autographs, answer the fan's questions and step-in as bartender at the popular nightspot. He will be accompanied by Sebastien Bourdais and Scott Pruett. The event starts at 6:30 pm.
Hunter-Reay on Denver:
"I have been excited about this race ever since my Atlantic season ended at the Denver Grand Prix last year. I had a great weekend going, I started on the front row, unfortunately an engine blew in front of me, leaving oil all over the track and I spun. Therefore, I feel as though I have unfinished business in Denver. The inaugural event was fantastic, the attendance was great and I really like the track. This year should be even better."