Alexander Rossi captured back-to-back podium finishes at the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Mid-Ohio Doubleheader as Andretti Autosport teammates swept Sunday’s podium.
Another weekend of doubleheader INDYCAR racing is complete as the field of 23 cars took to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for a pair of 75-lap races to complete the rescheduled race weekend.
NAPA Racing driver Alexander Rossi, the 2018 Mid-Ohio race champion, returned to the 2.258-mile track on a mission to enter the back stretch of the season on a strong note. After qualifying inside the top ten for each of the races, Rossi delivered with a pair of podium finishes in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda.
Sunday’s second-place finish brought Rossi’s highest result of the 2020 season so far and marked a 22nd INDYCAR career podium finish. He stood on Sunday’s second step alongside Andretti Autosport teammates Colton Herta and Ryan Hunter-Reay who took first and third places, respectively. The team secured a 1-2-3 effort to help team Honda lock out the top five spots at the Manufacturer’s home track.
“It was a great day for the team, I’m really happy for Colton, Michael and Honda to sweep the podium. I’m obviously disappointed on the 27 side to fall short of the win, but two podiums in two races is a lot better than the rest of the year has gone. A big congrats to the whole team and we’ll take the momentum and go forward to the Harvest GP.”
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES now enters a two-weekend break before returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Rounds 12 and 13 of competition. The INDYCAR Harvest GP Doubleheader weekend kicks off Oct. 1 with practice and qualifying, followed by races Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, with live broadcast on USA Network and NBC, respectively.
Start / Finish:
Saturday, Sept. 12: 6 / 3
Sunday, Sept. 13: 10 / 2
Points Earned: 76
Points Standing / Total: 12th / 230 pts.
Next Race: INDYCAR Harvest GP at IMS, Oct. 2-3
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN, NBC Gold and INDYCAR Radio Network Sirius 214//XM 209
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the NTT IndyCar Series, including the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda piloted by Alexander Rossi. The global racing enterprise boasts over 200 total race wins, four IndyCar Series championships, four Indy Lights championships, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship. The team has also captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, including the 100th Running with Alexander Rossi in 2016.