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Alexander Rossi is an elite athlete and professional race car driver. He is heading into his fourth season with the Verizon IndyCar Series and pilots the No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Andretti Autosport.
Alex grew up in Nevada City, CA, and began racing go-karts at age 10. By age 14, he’d won multiple national and international karting championships. In 2008, he became Formula BMW World Champion, holding the most series poles and victories, and was the youngest open-wheel racing champion in U.S. history.
In pursuit of F1, Alex moved to Europe at age 17 and at the time, was the youngest driver to hold an F1 Super License. He quickly found success in GP3 and GP2, and in 2015, was GP2 Vice Champion. For six years in Europe, Alex also served as the Test/Official Reserve Driver for teams such as BMW / Sauber, Team Lotus, Caterham and Marussia Formula One. In 2015, he made five F1 Grand Prix starts for Manor Racing.
In 2016, Alex moved back to the U.S. to sign with Andretti Herta Autosport. As an American rookie in IndyCar, Alex shocked the world by winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with a brilliant fuel-saving strategy. He currently has 5 victories, 4 poles and 17 top-five finishes in his three IndyCar seasons. In 2018, he finished second in the Championship and won the Firestone Award for most laps completed. He had 321 total passes, more than any other driver in the Series.
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