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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...

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...

Alexander Rossi to compete at Race Of Champions Miami

Monday, November 07, 2016 6:27AM

Alexander Rossi will make his Race Of Champions debut on American soil inside Miami's new baseball stadium, Marlins Park on January 21-22, 2017.


Alexander will join a star-studded ROC Miami field that features many of the greatest stars in world motor sport. Confirmed racers include four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, fellow F1 star Felipe Massa, ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen, Alexander's fellow Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Tony Kanaan, action sports legend Travis Pastrana, NASCAR champion Kurt Busch and double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter...

Alexander Rossi honored as NIASHF Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 1:19PM

November 1st, 2016 – Chicago, Illinois – Alexander Rossi will be honored with the prestigious 2016 Athlete of the Year award to add to his accolades following a sensational debut Verizon IndyCar Series season with Andretti Autosport and Honda. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has recently announced its inductees and honorees for the 39th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, which will take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 12, at the Westin Chicago River North. 


The NIASHF Class of 2016 inductees include Nino Benvenuti, Mollie Ann Bracigliano, Vinny Del Negro, Paulie Malignaggi, Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, Joe Pepitone...

Rossi and Jaskol team up with Factory CRG at SKUSA SuperNationals 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:24PM

Andretti Autosport’s Indy 500 Champion, Alexander Rossi will team up with his very first karting coach and karting veteran Matt Jaskol for this year's SKUSA SuperNationals, from the 14th - 20th November. It has been a phenomenal year for the 25 year old Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie and Manor Racing Formula 1 Reserve Driver, with both the historic 100th running of the Indy 500 win and the highly acclaimed Rookie of the Year award under his belt. To round off this year, Alexander will return to where it all began to compete in the prestigious SuperNationals karting race in Las Vegas teaming up karting champion Matt Jaskol, both racing for World Champion Factory CRG from Lonato, Italy.

In 2002, Matt...

ALEXANDER ROSSI RETURNS TO INDYCAR SERIES WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:32AM

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 3, 2016) – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Alexander Rossi will remain in the American open-wheel series with Andretti-Herta Autosport.

“Alexander showed tremendous growth this year and we are excited to welcome him back to the team,” 
said team owner Michael Andretti. “In his first IndyCar season, Alexander was able to form trusting relationships with the team’s engineers, mechanics and his teammates and that itself is a great foundation to begin 2017. We also know he is competitive and can win races. Continuity plays a big role in the success of our programs and being able to...