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Long Beach win special for Hunter-Reay

Up-and-coming driver remembers his mom after latest IRL victory on his 'home' course

Updated: April 19, 2010, 12:34 AM ET
By Martin Henderson | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Fans of open-wheel racing have been clamoring for American drivers, and an American star who could back it up on track. Ryan Hunter-Reay may have answered the call.

The former Dana Point resident won the 36th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, the marquee event in the IZOD IndyCar Series that isn't the Indianapolis 500. He is guaranteed only another three races in the series, but he's going to make it difficult for team owner Michael Andretti to park him should ...

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