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Alexander Rossi Unveils New Line of Merchandise

Monday, June 19, 2017 1:24PM

Alexander Rossi Unveils New Line of Merchandise

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 19, 2017) – Alexander Rossi launched a new line of clothing and merchandise this week. The designs, which will be limited in release this summer, are inspired by both Rossi’s roots, and his new home-away-from-home.

“I wanted designs that were ‘Cali-inspired' in how they looked, but also Indy-related themes,” said Rossi. “California is my original home, but Indianapolis is my new home, and obviously a place that grew on me pretty quick.”

The rookie winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500, Rossi won the race in dramatic style...

Rossi Taken Out Early in Wild Race at Texas Motor Speedway

Monday, June 12, 2017 11:28AM

FORT WORTH, TX (June 10, 2017) – If “everything's bigger in Texas,” the Verizon IndyCar Series certainly delivered Saturday night with an incident-filled event at Texas Motor Speedway. With only eight of the 22 cars finishing the race, 12 of the non-finishing cars were forced out due to contact. Alexander Rossi was the first victim, taken out on lap 38 by the Ganassi Racing duo of Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon. 

"I went to pass Tony (Kanaan) on the inside of (Turn) 3, and then we were three-wide when Scott suddenly came up late on my inside,” said Rossi.  “There are two lanes here, but there aren't three. Tony turned down into me and pinched me down with nowhere to...

Rossi Gains 7 Spots in Detroit Race 2

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:22PM

DETROIT, MI (June 4, 2017) – Alexander Rossi is the master at grinding out top ten finishes in the deeply talented Verizon IndyCar Series. When a small mistake in qualifying led to a P14 spot on the gird, Rossi battled back to finish seventh. 

“(Qualifying) this morning really hurt because we went out on used tires for the one-lap shootout after the red flag, and that was the wrong decision," said Rossi. "So, we started 14th instead of towards the front." 

Race strategy was in play, as the team spent the afternoon discussing options for climbing back towards the front for valuable points. Rossi sits seventh in the Championship, within digits of the top five. 

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Rossi Fifth in Detroit Race 1, Remains Fifth in Points

Saturday, June 03, 2017 3:18PM

Rossi Fifth in Detroit Race 1, Remains Fifth in Points

DETROIT, MI (June 3, 2017) – Alexander Rossi finished fifth in today's Detroit Grand Prix, and is fifth in points for the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. Running in the top three during the race, Rossi fell back a couple spots after the off-strategy drivers were able to advance up the charts.

"We weren’t quite quick enough today," said Rossi. "The top four were on another level. I think our first stint on reds was strong, but on blacks we slowed a little bit in speed. Once those off-strategy guys squeezed past me, I just couldn't catch them."

Rossi qualified fourth this morning, in day one of a...

Rossi Finishes 7th in Indy 500, Andretti Team Wins with Sato

Monday, May 29, 2017 2:30AM

Rossi Finishes 7th in Indy 500, Andretti Team Wins with Sato

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 28, 2017) – Alexander Rossi, last year's rookie Indianapolis 500 winner, put in a solid performance in the 101st running that took place on Sunday, May 28. With a race-winning car, Rossi ran up front most of the day and led 23 of the 200 laps.

"The #98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda was great and we felt strong running up front today," said Rossi. "Unfortunately, we had one bad pit stop on lap 139 that dropped us back to 21st. Then we had to climb our way back through the pack."

"I'm proud to have come back all the way to P7 in just 50 laps or so," said Rossi. "The 500 is a long race and...

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.” 

Throughout...