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Rossi Qualifies on the Front Row for 101st Indy 500

Monday, May 22, 2017 11:42AM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 21, 2017) – One of the most exciting non-race weekends in motorsports is qualifying weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From the qualifying draw to the second-by-second weather changes, many different factors play into the lightning-fast speeds posted by some of the best race car drivers in the world.

Alexander Rossi, last year's rookie winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, was smack dab in the middle of the qualifying drama, finishing P3 and earning a spot in the illustrious front row of 33. 

"Great effort from the team," said Rossi. "Front row is good. You can win this race from anywhere, so it's a good place to be. No dirty air, and we'll...

Rossi Strong Heading Into Qualifying Weekend

Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:40AM

Indianapolis, IN - May 20, 2017 - The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is almost a week away, and on Friday, reigning champion Alexander Rossi wrapped up a week of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Known as “Fast Friday,” teams specifically work on set-ups for qualifications, which take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. Rossi rounded out the top 10 with a quick speed of 231.191 mph, but more importantly, that speed was third on the “no-tow charts (laps when cars are traveling alone and not in packs).

 

“We used the rain delay to our advantage and found some speed in the NAPA car,” Rossi said. "I feel like we may be 95% of the way...

Rossi P8 in tough IndyCar Grand Prix Battle

Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:17AM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 13, 2017) – The extraordinary "month of May" kicked off this weekend with the IndyCar Grand Prix, running 85 laps on the road course inside the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Despite some technical challenges throughout the weekend, Alexander Rossi hung in for a strong P8 in the talented 22-car field, collecting valuable points. 

At the green flag Rossi had an excellent start, grabbing three spots and moving up to 6th position. “The start was really strong, but we chose the wrong downforce level on the car," said Rossi. "That was a pretty big difference with respect to tire wear during the latter half of each stint....

ALEXANDER ROSSI PARTNERS WITH PROCARTZ FOR MONTH OF MAY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:51PM

ALEXANDER ROSSI PARTNERS WITH PROCARTZ FOR MONTH OF MAY

Indianapolis, IN (May 6, 2017) - Alexander Rossi is once again proud to partner with Zionsville-based ProCartz for the month of May. ProCartz will be providing Rossi a customized golf cart to use at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he defends his historic Indy 500 title from 2016.

“Having a golf cart at IMS is gold, and because of ProCartz, I definitely have the coolest one out there” said Rossi. "It’s a busy month, and with meetings, practice, appearances and trying to fit in meals, we literally can be running everywhere. I’ll take a ProCartz any day.

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Rossi P5, Advances 13 positions at Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:53AM

LEEDS, AL (April 23, 2017) – After a two-week break, the Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Alexander Rossi had a tough weekend overall, as the team struggled to find the right set-up. But long meetings Saturday night led to improvement on race day. Through strategy and smart driving, Rossi improved 13 positions to finish P5 in the 90-lap race. 


“Based on our starting position, we had to come up with something different,” said Rossi. “We knew we were stopping early, and then it was about how fast we can go while saving fuel. Considering we started 18th, the top five is really good.” 

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Bad Luck For Rossi As Engine Failure Thwarts Potential Win

Sunday, April 09, 2017 5:57PM

LONG BEACH, CA (April 9, 2017) – The Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to the Streets of Long Beach for one of the most popular races of the season. Alexander Rossi had a fast car all weekend and was running P2 when he was struck with bad luck for the second race in a row. The engine blew on the #98 NAPA AUTO PARTS machine at lap 62. 

Rossi's weekend had been strong, including qualifying for his first "Firestone Fast Six" and starting P5 for the race. “I thought we had a really good shot at winning," said Rossi. "The pace of the car was really good all day, and were able to recover from a little bit of a tricky pit stop sequence. It cost us around five...

Rossi Suffers Tire Puncture, Finishing 11th in Season Opener for Verizon IndyCar Series

Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:09PM

ST PETERSBURG, FL (March 12, 2017) – The Verizon IndyCar Series kicked off with their Florida opener on the streets of St. Petersburg. Alexander Rossi was starting in eighth position, feeling good about the pace of his car and the team throughout the weekend. 

After a couple of solid stints keeping up with the leaders, Rossi was running as high as P6 when the second yellow came out a little too early. This forced him to pit out of strategy and he lost eight positions in the process. While pushing to make up for lost positions and managing fuel mileage, Rossi's misfortune continued. A punctured tire derailed the strategy...

NAPA AUTO PARTS RETURNS WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT AS LEAD CO-PRIMARY SPONSOR

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:00AM

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2017) – NAPA AUTO PARTS and Alexander Rossi drove into racing history by capturing the twin-checkers at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, and the pair will again join with Andretti Autosport in 2017. The seven-race, co-primary sponsorship will see the reigning Indy 500 champion take the wheel of Andretti’s No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda starting at the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener in St....

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:36PM

Never never never give up! That’s been the mantra and it stands with me each day of my career. Through the rollercoaster of life and motorsport in particular, the one constant you can count on is change. You’re not in control of these changes, these variables, but I feel it’s how you respond to them that defines you as a person.

Dreams become all the more vivid with grit and digging deep to make them a reality, making it that much more special when you finally do accomplish them. But what’s funny about success is that it just fuels your desire and determination to do it again and again. Racing is my life and I relish the opportunity to take chances, re-define expectations,...

Alexander Rossi Joins ICM Partners

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:33AM

Alexander Rossi will partner with leading talent agency ICM Partners. The 2016 Indy 500 winner will join the roster of talent on ICM Partners' books, with the company representing key figures within the entertainment industry.


ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency.


With an international...