Hunter-Reay Wins Indy Race In Detroit

Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first IndyCar race since 2015, prevailing at Belle Isle after teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go.

Rossi, the pole winner, was struggling to hold off Hunter-Reay before the mishap at a right turn on lap 64 of 70.

From there, it was smooth sailing for Hunter-Reay on the 2.35-mile street course.

He finished more than 11 seconds ahead of second-place Will Power.

Ed Jones finished third, followed by Scott Dixon.

Rossi fell to 12th and dropped out of the series points lead.

Guelph's Robert Wickens was sixth and James Hinchcliffe of Oakville was 16th.

Power, the Indianapolis 500 champion, returned to the top of the season standings.  He'd fallen from first to third after Saturday's race, in which Dixon outlasted Hunter-Reay for the win.

The race was delayed over a half-hour because the pace car crashed during a pace lap.

GM executive Mark Reuss crashed the pace care before the race on Belle Isle.

IndyCar official Mark Sandy was in the passenger seat, but both were cleared at the infield care center.