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Poor Pit Stop in Mid-Ohio cost Rossi Top 5 Finish

Monday, August 01, 2016 1:58AM

Alexander Rossi comes away from Mid-Ohio after a frustrating weekend; the Andretti Autosport Driver sits on 316 points and has moved to 11th overall in 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. With four races of his debut season remaining, the Californian rookie is hungry to turn the tables and move up in the Championship standings.

The first 55 minutes of Friday's free practice session went off without issue at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, until Conor Daly skidded into the Turn 2 tire barrier, bringing out the red flag with less than 20 minutes remaining. After an uneventful morning session, Practice 2 was cut short due to rain, after a torrential downpour limited running for all the teams and...

Tough Toronto but Rossi Maintains 7th in Championship Fight

Monday, July 18, 2016 7:04AM

Alexander Rossi keeps hold of his 7th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship battle following a challenging weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto. With a tally of 300 points overall, the Californian rookie now sits 39 points behind Tony Kanaan, and 44 points away from 5th place driver Josef Newgarden.

Indy cars may have been racing on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place for three decades, but it was a different racetrack that greeted the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, and Alexander’s debut in Canada. While the familiar location is hosting its 30th Indy car race weekend, the historic circuit features some minor changes this year, adding a new layer to the...

Strong Sixth Place for Alexander Rossi in Iowa Corn 300

Monday, July 11, 2016 2:55AM

Alexander Rossi secured a strong sixth place finish in the Iowa Corn 300, finishing top rookie once more in his third oval race, and leading the Andretti Autosport quartet. The Californian collected 28 more valuable points to add to his Championship tally, where he now sits on 286 overall, with today’s result moving Alexander up to 7th in the Driver Rankings. 

It may be the shortest track on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but Iowa Speedway is one of the most demanding. At but 0.894 of a mile in length, the rural Iowa oval drives more like a superspeedway with its higher banking that demands carrying consistent speed throughout the lap. And with such short straights, it places the cars...

Team Rossi Partners with BLKBX Creative Group

Friday, July 08, 2016 9:04AM

Team Rossi Motorsports today reveals a new alliance with BLKBX Creative Group, a premier Los Angeles based digital creative media firm who will pair up with the 2016 INDY 500 Champion and ESPY Nominee Alexander Rossi. Beginning this race weekend in Iowa, the No.98 Castrol EDGE / Curb Honda of Alexander’s Andretti Autosport IndyCar will carry the BLKBX brand. 

BLKBX, a leading design agency located in the heart of the entertainment industry, has an impressive resume with their roster of clients including; Disney, Pixar, DC Comics, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Amazon, ABC, and Seriously Entertainment to name a few. The partnership perfectly aligns both...

Tough Weekend in Wisconsin for Alexander Rossi's KOHLER Grand Prix

Monday, June 27, 2016 8:20AM

The Verizon IndyCar Series made its return to Elkhart Lake's Road America for this weekend's Round 10 of competition, the first appearance for the America open-wheel championship at the scenic 4.048-mile road course in nearly a decade. Alexander Rossi fought a hard race at the circuit he’s previously had success at in his career, with front wing failure compromising the end result of what looked to be a very competitive KOHLER Grand Prix. The rookie now sits 10th in the overall IndyCar Series Championship, with a tally of 257 points overall. 

The first day on track was met with interrupted practice sessions for the American driver. Following the strong test at the Road America circuit last week, Alexander felt...

Alexander Rossi moves up to P5 in 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

Sunday, June 05, 2016 5:23PM

Alexander Rossi has moved up to P5 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship after collecting solid points at the double weekend header in Detroit, Michigan. As the 2016 Championship season reaches its mid-way mark, Alexander now sits on a points tally of 242 overall, and is just 17 points away from 4th place driver Josef Newgarden. 

This weekend saw the Californian driver return to the No 98 NAPA Auto Parts / Curb Honda blue and yellow car for the only double-header race weekend on the calendar. The 2.34-mile, 13-turn street circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit presented numerous challenges to drivers - from hard braking zones to speedy straights - with minimal opportunities for overtaking. 

Alexander Rossi Writes History by Winning Iconic 100th Indianapolis 500

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:08AM

Alexander Rossi wrote his name in the history books, winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and taking his first Verzion IndyCar Series win in spectacular style. Starting from the 11th position on the grid, the American won the iconic race in front of a sold-out audience, driving the No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda for the Andretti Autosport team, and becoming the first rookie to win the prestigious race in 15 years.

The 200-lap race marked a new chapter for Alexander's open-wheel story, finding victory at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series start. Alexander becomes the 70th winner in race history and will...

Alexander Rossi Qualifies P11 and Top Rookie for historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:39PM

It has been an incredible week of top action and high drama at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Autosport team prepared and today qualified for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Following a positive week of testing, which saw Alexander topping the time sheets and taking P1 in two out of the seven practice sessions, the IndyCar Series rookie narrowly missed out on securing a place in the Fast Nine Shootout, and was able to qualify in P11 overall, claiming the top rookie position overall, and lining him up on the third row of the grid for the highly anticipated and historic forthcoming race.

The first part of qualifying took place on Saturday...

Alexander Rossi Storms Top Ten Finish in Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:51PM

Alexander Rossi took his highest place finish of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series so far with a strong P10, and claimed the fastest lap of the race in a stunning drive for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Alexander adds another 20 points to his Championship fight, and currently sits on a total of 70 points heading into the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned home for Thursday's opening day on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Together with Andretti Autosport, Alexander and the team made solid progress with the No 98 car, running in P1 in both sessions at points, and maximising the Castrol...

Alexander Rossi Top Rookie in Challenging Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2016 5:13PM

Alexander Rossi claimed the top rookie spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, following a challenging weekend for the No.98 car and Andretti Autosport team. The scenic Barber Motorsports Park played host to the fourth round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition, which saw Alexander racing within the top ten before crossing the line in P15. 

Two of the toughest practice sessions so far this season saw Alexander and the Andretti crew working hard to make changes the Castrol Edge/Curb Honda through Friday, with focus on improving performance ahead of qualifying, on a track notoriously tough to pass on. 

Saturday saw the field of 21 take Mr. Barber's 2.3-mile road course for a morning...