Late-race tangle with Andretti spoils strong outing by Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay says he should have been racing side by side with Scott Dixon for IndyCar bragging rights at Texas. But a late-race collision with Marco Andretti took care of that, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: June 8, 2008, 2:00 AM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A small crowd of well-wishers gathered around Rahal Letterman Racing's transporter Saturday night in the immediate aftermath of the Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.

They were waiting for driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, who turned in an outstanding performance before a crash with just six laps remaining in the 228-lap contest ended his race.

"I'm never renting another movie from Blockbuster," said one man, making reference to the sponsor ...

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