Team Penske Strong On Friday, Full INDYCAR Practice Report From Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the scenic 4.014-mile Road America track on Friday for not one but two practice sessions on the day. The first session was 45 minutes in length and saw Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden top the speed charts with a time of 1:43.047-seconds in his No. 1 Chevrolet. Newgarden is the defending series champion and finished runner-up on the Elkhart Lake track last season. So, the speed isn’t surprising. Plus, at another track on the schedule like Road America in Barber, Newgarden was…

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Rossi Passes 52 Cars To Finish 3rd In Texas

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…

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Alexander Rossi Earns Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Pole (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

BELLE ISLE, MI – Andretti Autosport completed the weekend sweep in Verizon IndyCar Series poles in Belle Isle, as Marco Andretti started first for Saturday’s first Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race and now his teammate Alexander Rossi earned the pole for Sunday’s second 70 Lap race of the weekend on the 2.35-mile bumpy street circuit. Rossi, circled the Detroit area track with a time of 1:33.3143-seconds in Group 2 for his third career INDYCAR pole and second of the season. Rossi, is hoping Sunday’s race ends like the other two times…

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Scott Dixon Wins A Strategy Filled Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix In Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI – Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend was a strategy filled race. The biggest question being asked was which strategy would be the one that gets you to victory lane, a two stop or three stop strategy? Well, when Rene Binder got into the run off area just past the halfway point and Graham Rahal crashed on Lap 45, that put everyone on the same strategy for a last 25 lap dash to the finish. That helped Scott Dixon cruise to his 42nd…

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Rossi Likely The Favorite For This Weekend’s Duels In Detroit

The real season starts now. With the Indianapolis 500 behind us, the final 11 race push towards the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale begins this weekend in Belle Isle. With that being said, one driver stands out above the rest this weekend. That’s Alexander Rossi. The Andretti Autosport driver currently sits second in the series points standings heading into the Detroit street course, just two points out of the lead. Rossi, has finished in the top six in 10 of his last 12 INDYCAR Series starts, including a fourth…

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Rossi Gets Ruoff Home Mortgage Sponsorship For Belle Isle

The No. 27 Honda of Alexander Rossi will wear the blue and green colors of Ruoff Home Mortgage when the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner hits the streets of Belle Isle this weekend. The double-header event will showcase Rossi’s battle for the championship after remaining second in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings after this year’s Indy 500.  “After a great finish at the Indy track this weekend, we are excited to align ourselves with another name that is synonymous with speed and determination, Alexander Rossi.”  Mark Music, president & CEO…

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Rossi Charges From 32nd To Finish 4th In Sunday’s Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite starting 32nd, Vegas had Alexander Rossi as the favorite to win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. No one has started this race past 28th and crossed the yard of bricks first, and even with that happened, it was all the way back in 1911. But, Vegas must have knew more than anyone else. Rossi, charged from his last row starting spot to finish fourth in Sunday’s near record setting heat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport driver was making daring moves all day and…

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“Team INDYCAR” Rolls Off Next To One Another In Row 11 Of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in the winter, both Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi were on the hit show “The Amazing Race.” The Verizon IndyCar Series duo traveled across the world promoting the series and nearly won in the process. Unfortunately, Daly isn’t a full time driver like he had hoped, so Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the first race that both drivers will were in the field together. It also happens to be the biggest race in the world too. Well, as ironic as…

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Newgarden’s Mistake And Rossi’s Top 5 Leaves 2 Point Gap Heading Into Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – For the last several years, the Verizon IndyCar Series has been searching for that next young crop of American drivers. Well, after five races into the 2018 season, it appears that they have found it. As we head into the Indianapolis 500, the years biggest race in the world, just two points separate American Josef Newgarden from another American Alexander Rossi on top of the standings. Newgarden, is the defending series champion and has already won two races this season. Since last July, he’s batting almost 500 in terms…

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Weather and Strategy Costs Rossi A Top 5 Finish On Monday At Barber

LEEDS, Ala – While Alexander Rossi certainly didn’t have a car to win Monday’s rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, he did have a car good enough for a podium finish at the Barber Motorsports Park. At the very least, he should have logged another top five finish instead. But, Rossi was on the wrong end of a strategy call, which caused him to finish 11th in the water logged event. That’s his worst finish since the 2017 season finale at Sonoma and just his second finish outside of…

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