After three consecutive races of mechanical bad luck and other unfortunate events, Alexander Rossi can relax after a podium finish on Sunday and carry some good mojo into Iowa Speedway next weekend.
"After the first couple races, it’s good to finally finish on the lead lap," said Rossi. "There has never been a question of our commitment and determination, and I think that was on display today. We just kept our heads down and kept working at it. It's good to get some momentum going, at least. Our season started 'later' than others, but we’re going to take this to Iowa next weekend and hopefully continue on this trend."
The driver of the Andretti Autosport Honda started 10th and patiently worked past his competitors with speed and solid pit stops. By the midway point of the 55-lap race, he had the podium in his sights. Despite not having the pace of race winner Felix Rosenqvist (Chip Ganassi Racing), it was enough to help Rossi capture his best result of the season.
"A big thank you to the 27 AutoNation / NAPA boys, and congrats to Honda and HPD," said Rossi. "Honda has won every race this year, and it’s pretty amazing. Things are going the right direction; we just have to keep executing."
Rossi is a seven-time INDYCAR winner and today's third-place result marks Rossi's 20th podium finish in 71 career starts.
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