Alexander Rossi Takes A Fourth Place Finish At Indy

Alexander Rossi

  • When the green flag waved and Carlos Munoz crossed the starting line, Andretti Autosport earned its 1,000th Verizon IndyCar Series start.
  • When Zach Veach drove his Relay / Group 1001 machine across the starting line, the team had recorded its 75th start at the Indianapolis 500-mile race.
  • Four Andretti drivers (Hunter-Reay, Munoz, Rossi,  and Wilson) led at least one lap during the 200-lap event. Since 2003, Andretti Autosport has led laps at 15 of 16 Indy 500 race events, for a total of 808 laps led but the team.
  • For the first time in team history, Andretti Autosport saw six cars running at the finish of the 500-mile race.
No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER ROSSI
  • STARTED: 32nd // FINISHED: 4th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 2nd (241 pts.)
  • Alexander Rossi gained the most positions of any driver (28) from start to finish. This is the highest position improvement since 1992 runner-up Scott Goodyear improved 31 positions after starting 33rd.
  • The 26-year old driver only sits two points behind Indy 500 winner and current points leader Will Power.
“I feel like we did what we could, and we maximized what we had. The NAPA Know How Andretti Honda team did everything right. I don’t look back on anything and wish we’d done anything differently. Despite, it was a good day from a championship perspective. We didn’t have enough to win, but congrats to Will [Power].”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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