For the first time since 2007, the reigning champion of a U.S. open wheel series will run the number one. Ryan Hunter-Reay has elected to use the number for the 2013 campaign, but with a slight twist. On his 2013 DW-12 powered by Chevrolet, Hunter-Reay’s number is bisected by the number 28.
Ryan’s connection with the number 28 is actually quite significant. The number 28 represents 28 million people worldwide living with cancer. Hunter-Reay because an outspoken supporter of cancer charities after the death of his mother from colon cancer in 2009. Ryan also represents Livestrong and his own Racing for Cancer charity.
In other Andretti Autosport news, Marco Andretti retains his R.C. Cola sponsorship, although his number changes from 26 to 25. Marco cites a need for a fresh start as the reason for his number change.
James Hinchcliffe returns for a second Indycar season with Andretti Autosport in the number 27 GoDaddy ride.