Big shot of America: Hunter-Reay flies with Thunderbirds (VIDEO)

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If you need a big ‘ol double shot of ‘Merica beyond the U.S. presidential election today, check out what Verizon IndyCar Series driver, 2012 series and 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport did over the weekend: he flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Homestead near Miami.

He flew with pilot Maj. Scott Peltz, and at one point in the two-seat F-16 Fighter Falcon took a 9.7-G turn.

There’s more here from IndyCar.com; meanwhile, you can see the full video above. Hunter-Reay called this one of the greatest experiences of his life.