Teammate's 'rookie move' costs Hinchcliffe

Mike Conway of England, driver of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet, celebrates after...

Mike Conway of England, driver of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13, 2014 on the streets of Long Beach, California. (JONATHAN MOORE/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:28 PM ET

James Hinchcliffe was on his way to a podium finish -- at the very least -- on Sunday at the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach when his Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay attempted "a rookie move" on Lap 55 of 80.

The result was a five-car pileup that included Hinchcliffe's No. 27 Honda.

It was, certainly, a questionable move by Hunter Reay, who had been leading for most of the race to that point in the No. 28 Honda, with Hinchcliffe right on his tail, when Josef Newgarden came out from pit lane in front of both. Hunter-Reay went for a high-risk pass.

I can imagine it will be a frosty Monday morning team meeting at the Andretti shop in the aftermath of that incident.


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