2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL USA Sunday 23 April 2017 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda World Copyright: Scott R LePage LAT Images ref: Digital Image lepage-170423-bhm-6348

Alexander Rossi Earns Top-Five Finish at Barber

After starting from the 18th position, Alexander Rossi advanced 13 spots in the No. 98 car to cross the finish line in fifth at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Struggling through the weekend to find the pace Andretti Autosport teammates were showing through practice and qualifying 18th, Rossi’s crew was hard at work to give him a car capable of a top-five finish – and they did just that.

 

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL USA Sunday 23 April 2017 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda World Copyright: Phillip Abbott LAT Images ref: Digital Image abbott_barber_0417_12088

 

In the morning warm up session, the No. 98 Honda clocked the third-fastest lap delivering the confidence the team needed to make up 13 positions. Rossi battled a long, hard 90-lap race through the scenic 17-turn permanent road course. After a few stellar pit stops, with no adjustments to his machine, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner crossed the finish line fifth, earning his third career top-five finish (Indy 2016 – first, Sonoma 2016 – fifth).

The team next heads west to Phoenix for Round 4 of Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the first oval of the 2017 schedule.

 

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL USA Saturday 22 April 2017 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda World Copyright: Michael L. Levitt LAT Images ref: Digital Image levitt-0417-bmp_04796

 

Start / Finish: 18 / 5
Points Earned: 30
Points Standing / Total: 10 / 60

 

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL USA Sunday 23 April 2017 Alexander Rossi, Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda World Copyright: Phillip Abbott LAT Images ref: Digital Image abbott_barber_0417_7892

 

Next Race: Phoenix International Raceway, Saturday, April 29
How to Watch or Listen: 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network or INDYCAR Radio on Sirius 212/XM 209

 

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