Alexander Rossi finished fifth at the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Rossi started the race 20th and made the heroic effort to the front of the field with help from the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS crew.
The 106th Running of the Indy 500 kept fans on the edge of their seats as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway slowly picked its winner. While NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Rossi was not the ultimate favored in the end, he did walk away with his head held high. Rossi made the second most on-track passes for his fifth-place finish.
Rossi has long held a tradition of being a favorite at IMS. He won the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016, finished fourth in 2018 and second in 2019. This year’s fifth-place finish was hard fought for and well deserved. The No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda was the top finisher of the Andretti Autosport collective.
“It was a really strong day for the whole No. 27 team. To start 20th and end in the top five is a great accomplishment. I think due to some amazing work in pitlane and the great strategy we were able to capitalize when we needed to and the car was good. Everything went our way. Unfortunately, we ran out of time at the end. I don’t know if we had the overall pace to win but it was nice to be in there with a shot.”
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES reconvenes in Detroit, Michigan, for the Detroit Grand Prix on the streets of Belle Isle Sunday, June 5. The 2.35-mile, 13-turn street course offers plenty of challenges to keep drivers on their toes and provides an excellent show for fans. The race will air live on USA and NBC’s Peacock.
Start / Finish: 20 / 5
Points Earned: 60
Points Standing / Total: 11th / 144 pts. (-85)
Next Race: Sunday, June 5, Detroit Grand Prix, streets of Belle Isle, Michigan
How to Watch or Listen: NBC, PeacockTV, and INDYCAR RADIO Sirius 205
Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Under the banners of Andretti Autosport and Avalanche Andretti Formula E, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E World Championship and the IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 division. The team also competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports additionally the team fields an entry in the Extreme E championship via Andretti United Extreme E.
The global racing enterprise boasts four INDYCAR SERIES championships, five Indy Light titles, one Pro Mazda championship, a Silver Class GT4 Championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.