By Diana Brennan, Sonoma Raceway
SONOMA, Calif. – Ryan Hunter-Reay knew what he had to do to win the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma. Scott Dixon knew what was needed to wrap up a fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Mission accomplished on both fronts.
|Ryan Hunter-Reay led 80 of the 85 laps Sunday
in the 2018 season finale for Indy Car racing at
Hunter-Reay won by 2.7573 seconds over Dixon. Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to secure third in the point standings. Hunter-Reay ended up fourth in the championship, with Josef Newgarden fifth following his eighth-place race finish.
This marks the Verizon IndyCar Series’ last race in Sonoma for the foreseeable future as the series has shifted its schedule for 2019. The series has competed at Sonoma Raceway since 2005, and has served as the season finale for the past four years.