INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi salvaged one solid result for Andretti Autosport.
Otherwise, it was another miserable — and perhaps costly — Indianapolis 500 for Michael Andretti, who had five cars start Sunday. Four finished 19th or worse, but Rossi drove from 20th to an Andretti-best fifth.
Not good enough for the team owner, who conceded the IndyCar title with 11 races remaining this season.
“Alex did a great job. He saved us from a disaster,” Andretti told The Associated Press. “It was just not a great month and the worst part is that the championship has pretty much fallen out of reach.”