Alexander Rossi and the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda finished second at the Detroit Grand Prix. Rossi and the NAPA AUTO PARTS crew put their experience to use running an alternate three pit-stop strategy.
Rossi and the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda showed skill and speed as the team ran an alternate three-stop strategy that allowed Rossi to jump ahead of the competition in pit lane. He ran consistent laps and maneuvered through traffic throughout the duration of the 70-lap race to bring home his first podium of the season.
Rossi complimented the work in pit lane by making more on-track passes for position than any other competitor. Once in second place, Rossi chased down the field leader, cutting the 12-second lead down to one second by the time the checkered flag waved. He was also the top finishing Honda of the Detroit Grand Prix.
“Huge thanks to all the boys,” Rossi said. “The No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda was amazing. Yet again we come here with an amazing car and can’t quite get the win. It was a good recovery from yesterday. The strategy was good. I think we’re finally executing on our potential.”
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES reconvenes in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for the Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America Sunday, June 12. The 4-mile, 14-turn circuit is a high-speed track on 640-acres of lush landscape. Fans can watch the race live on NBC and NBC’s Peacock.
Start / Finish: 11 / 2
Points Earned: 40
Points Standing / Total: 7th / 184 pts.
Next Race: Sunday, June 12, Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America
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.