Ryan Hunter-Reay nominated Best Driver!

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second ESPY Award as Best Driver.

Hunter-Reay, who won the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with a thrilling finish over Helio Castroneves, became the first Indy car driver to repeat as the award’s winner.

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, NHRA champion John Force, NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. also were nominees in the category that was determined by online voting.

It’s a tremendous honor to win the ESPY,” said Hunter-Reay, who won in his second nomination. “The Indianapolis 500 is a tremendous race and this year was such a hard fought and intense battle at the end. I think the fans really showed their support for the show they got from the Verizon IndyCar Series in May.”