FORT WORTH, TX – It seems like Alexander Rossi is the best driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series at making passes. In the three ovals, tracks that seemed like passing would be difficult, Rossi eclipsed 50 on track passes in each.
At Phoenix back in April, Rossi started up front but fell to the back after an early race pit stop penalty. He’d not only make up his lap, but he’d pass over 50 cars and finish third. Then, in the Indy 500 two weeks ago, Rossi started 32nd. He’d charge through the field making bold moves on restarts and passing cars on the outside of the corners and finish fourth.
He made thrilling passes again on Saturday night in Texas. Rossi, started eighth and quickly was up to fourth. He’d remain in the top 10 all night and would bring his No. 27 Honda home third. He now trails Scott Dixon by 23 points in the points standings heading into the much needed week off.
Rossi though passed 52 more cars as the next best was James Hinchcliffe with 46.
No one is passing other cars the way Rossi is. He’s single handily making these races fun to observe.