Ryan Hunter-Reay to relieve stress at home
August, 27, 2012
By Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com
Courtesy of National GeographicRyan Hunter-Reay and his wife, Beccy, stare at their 150-gallon custom fish tank in their house.After getting riled up on Sunday at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Ryan Hunter-Reay likely will need to sit in front of his massive fish tank at his home in South Florida.
With only two weeks remaining in the IndyCar season, Hunter-Reay is in second place in the standings to Will Power.
Hunter-Reay has been in the same position for the past few weeks. On Sunday, with 10 laps left, Alex Tagliani spun him out, and Hunter-Reay finished 18th. The drivers had words after the race.
Don't be surprised if Hunter-Reay heads back home to stare at that 150-gallon fish tank in Fort Lauderdale. In fact, the National Geographic Channel filmed a segment for its show "Fish Tank Kings" at Hunter-Reay's house a few months ago.
"It's a great stress reliever for me," said Hunter-Reay, who lives there with his wife, Beccy, and their two dogs. "I think it goes back to growing up; my parents would sit me on a bouncy chair in front of the aquarium."
Hunter-Reay soon will head to Baltimore for the next-to-last race this weekend.
"I've spent my entire career pushing to get to this point, fighting for a championship," Hunter-Reay said. "I'm really loving this. I'm excited about the weekend ahead. We've shown that we're a threat week in and week out."