Ryan Hunter-Reay (born December 17, 1980 in Dallas, Texas) is a professional American race car driver best known as the only driver to have won races in each of North America's top open wheel formulas, CART the ChampCar World Series and the IndyCar Series. He is also the most successful American driver currently competing in open wheel competition, with more race wins than all of the other current American IndyCar drivers (12)combined.
Hunter-Reay won the IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year award in 2007, despite only competing in six of the seventeen events, and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors in 2008. In January of 2010 Hunter-Reay was signed to drive for Andretti Autosport in the No.# 37 IZOD sponsored IndyCar, where he won the prestigious Long Beach Grand Prix and Andretti Autosports first win under the sole ownership of Michael Andretti. In October of 2010 Andretti Autosport announced they had signed Hunter-Reay to a two year contract through 2012. For the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Championship Hunter-Reay will be driving the Andretti Autosport DHL Sponsored No.# 28 entry.
The No.#28 depicted on his race car is a show of support for the estimated 28 million people living with cancer worldwide. Ryan Hunter-Reay, who lost his Mother to colon cancer in 2009, continues to be a leader in the fight against cancer and serves as a special envoy for Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG foundation and serves as an ambassador for 'Racing for Cancer' an organization founded in 2010 to help build awareness in the global fight against cancer. His fiancé is ex-ChampCar pit reporter, and off-road racer, Beccy Gordon.