April 28, 2014 in Sports

Andretti drivers place 1-2

Associated Press
 

Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at the Alabama Grand Prix in Birmingham, when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution.

A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after rookie Mikhail Aleshin lost control and went off the track. That left Hunter-Reay unchallenged, with Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti finishing second.

Scott Dixon was third, followed by Simon Pagenaud and pole-sitter Will Power, a two-time winner at Barber who was among the drivers dealing with a slippery track in spots.

“He was out there cutting the grass,” Hunter-Reay said. “I had to take advantage of that. It was so easy to do that today. I almost lost this race three times.”

• Earlier, Gabby Chaves won his second Indy Lights race of the season, beating teammate Alex Baron and Zach Veach.

NHRA

Erica Enders-Stevens raced to her second Pro Stock victory of the season in the NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas, beating Allen Johnson in the final at Royal Purple Raceway.

Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, and Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.

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