August 08, 2022
Alexander Rossi finished fourth and rallied from multiple instances of contact that had put him a lap down in the Music City Grand Prix, the second year for the chaotic event on the streets of Nashville.
Rossi started 18th and made 22 on-track passes, to gain 13 positions over the course of the race.
"I mean this place is pretty wild,” said Rossi. "A huge thanks to the NAPA and AutoNation Andretti team. We were a lap down early and hung in there. We came back for a pretty good race. We had good pace for points in the race, we made a set of Firestone Primaries go 30 to 35 laps. After the issue in qualifying yesterday and then the issue at the start of the race, I mean this is as good as a win, so huge thank you to the team. We’ll take this one."
Scott Dixon earned his second victory of the season in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and pulled to within six points of NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship leader Will Power with just three races remaining. Dixon is trying to match the series record of seven titles held by A.J. Foyt, who also leads with 67 career victories.
Scott McLaughlin finished second in the No. 3 DEX Imaging Team Penske Chevrolet, just .1067 of a second behind Dixon after a two-lap chase for the checkered after a late red flag. It was the closest margin of victory this season on a street course or road course and the fourth-closest finish on those circuits in INDYCAR SERIES history.
Reigning series champion Alex Palou finishing third in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, with left front wing main plane flapping over bumps after contact early in the race.