Rossi Gabbed A Top Ten At Portland

ALEANDER ROSSI
NO. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AUTONATION HONDA

Set his fastest lap of the race on Lap 7
The No. 27 completed a three-stop pit strategy
“It is a little disappointing, because we had a shot at the podium until the last restart. People were side-by-side and bouncing over curbs – we ended up on the wrong side of it. The pace of the No. 27 AutoNation / NAPA KNOW HOW Honda was fantastic. The team did a great job in pit lane and the strategy was great. We certainly had the opportunity to be on the podium, but it came down to the track placement which is on me.”


START–9th
FINISH–7th
CHAMPIONSHIP–9th (361 pts)

In the shadow of sprawling evergreens, the Grand Prix of Portland hosted the penultimate round of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series season on Sunday. All eyes were on the opening corner, but the side-by-side action remained clean as the field settled into race pace. A few corners into the first lap, the No. 28 DHL Honda of Romain Grosjean, who started 15th, found himself off-course. Keeping control of the car, Grosjean returned on-track positions down and with a hidden injury to the front wing. That damage caused difficulty for the DHL driver for the remainder of the race before he crossed the finish line in 19th. The highest finisher of the Andretti Autosport team was Colton Herta in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda, who made the eight passes for position, including a gain of three positions in a single lap on lap 17. Herta found himself competing with teammate Alexander Rossi in the No. 27 AutoNation / NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda. Herta and Rossi would finish side-by-side in sixth and seventh. Sporting a new blue and black Jones Soda livery, the No. 29 of Devlin DeFrancesco showed pace early as he made seven passes in the first half of the race to see as high as seventh, respectively. DeFrancesco would cross the finish line in 16th to cap off the Grand Prix of Portland weekend.

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