Rossi Was The Runner Up At Indy

Alexander Rossi

No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA DRIVEN BY ALEXANDER ROSSI

  • STARTED 9th // FINISHED 2nd
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 3rd (228 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: 
  • Led 22 laps of the 200-lap event
  • Nearly claimed his second victory on the IMS oval, dancing with Simon Pagenaud for position through the last 15 laps
  • Suffered through a mechanical issue which caused a delay in fueling during the fourth pit stop
  • Has never finished outside of the top seven in four Indy 500 starts

“We were flat in that final lap coming to the flag – we just didn’t have enough. You can’t take anything away from the (car) 22 guys. They were on pole, they led a lot of laps, did a good job and had a fast race car. I think the NAPA car was superior if you look at what we were able to do in traffic. I don’t think anyone else was doing that. It’s really disappointing. I thought there was a period of time there where we were going to get the win. The yellow didn’t help us. The Honda fuel mileage was so much superior to the competition – that’s a big plus from them. But what we had today just wasn’t enough.”

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

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