NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Ryan Hunter-Reay strung together back-to-back wins at Milwaukee and Iowa last season during a stretch that was crucial in clinching his first IndyCar Series title.
If Hunter-Reay can repeat the Milwaukee-Iowa sweep again this weekend, the defending champion could find himself back in first place in the points chase.
Hunter-Reay heads into Sunday's race at Iowa Speedway in fantastic form. The win at the Milwaukee Mile last week was Hunter-Reay's fourth podium finish in five races, and he's now just 16 points behind series leader Helio Castroneves.
Castroneves, who has never won at Iowa in six starts, says he's focused more on his team than Hunter-Reay. Castroneves adds that he trusts himself and "his boys" to finish the season strong.
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