Hunter-Reay named Indy 500 rookie of year after finishing sixth

Updated: May 26, 2008, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Hunter-Reay, the highest finisher in a talented class of 11 first-year drivers in the Indianapolis 500, was selected the race's rookie of the year Monday night.

The 27-year-old driver for Rahal Letterman Racing started 20th and finished sixth in Sunday's race, one spot better than Andretti Green Racing's Hideki Mutoh.

Hunter-Reay received a prize of $328,065 at the victory dinner Monday night, including a $25,000 bonus as the race's top rookie. He also was the ...

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