Despite No Wins, Rossi Showing No Sophomore Slump (INDYCAR)

June 09, 2017

By Joey Barnes,

Alexander Rossi has raised his game.

A sophomore in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, the 25-year-old Californian has five top-10 finishes in eight races after recording six all last season. He’s already matched last year’s top-five total (two) and number of laps led (23).

However, the stat most important to Rossi is the number by the win column and it remains at zero so far in 2017. A potential victory escaped Rossi at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. He was running second and chasing down eventual winner James Hinchcliffe when mechanical issues ended his day on on Lap 62 of 84. At the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last month, Rossi came in as the defending champion, qualified third and put in a strong performance before settling for seventh.

Heading into this weekend’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600, the Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian driver attributed his elevated pace to a better understanding of... CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE ON INDYCAR.COM


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