AP.COM - AMERICAN MILLENNIALS RUNNING UP FRONT

April 20, 2018

Three twentysomething Americans — Alexander Rossi , Josef Newgarden and Rahal — are lined up neatly at the top heading into Sunday's race at Barber Motorsports Park. It's only three races into the season but the success of the American millennials also builds on Newgarden's series title last year.

"I think for the sport, it's great," the 29-year-old Rahal said. "You've got three Americans at the top but also three guys that are all under 30 so there's a lot of promise, a lot of pride that everybody should take in that. Obviously it's early in the year, but still for IndyCar, I think it shows that the future is very bright. There's a lot for fans to be excited about."

Maybe more than the series has had in years when it comes to American drivers, who don't have the deep feeder system of NASCAR for developing young drivers. Newgarden's championship was only the third by an American IndyCar driver in 11 years, following Ryan Hunter-Reay (2012) and Sam Hornish Jr. (2006).

Rossi, a 26-year-old Californian, is....READ THE REST HERE



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