Alexander Rossi Wins 100th Running of Indianapolis 500

Alexander Rossi Wins 100th Running of Indianapolis 500

Former Formula One racer and IndyCar rookie, Alexander Rossi outlasted his much faster competitors using a very risky fuel strategy that resulted in the American winning the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500. The shocking victory returned long-suffering Andretti Motorsports to racing glory as the team manages to secure the victory and bring home the millennial championship trophy. A 66-1 underdog at the beginning of the race, Rossi surprised everyone in the racing world with what will definitely be the biggest story of the 2016 season and will go down in history as one of the biggest upsets in motorsports.

Former Formula One racer and IndyCar rookie, Alexander Rossi outlasted his much faster competitors using a very risky fuel strategy that resulted in the American winning the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500. The shocking victory returned long-suffering Andretti Motorsports to racing glory as the team manages to secure the victory and bring home the millennial championship trophy. A 66-1 underdog at the beginning of the race, Rossi surprised everyone in the racing world with what will definitely be the biggest story of the 2016 season and will go down in history as one of the biggest upsets in motorsports.

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Rossi stretched his fuel tank during the last stretch of the race a total of 90 miles that allowed the American to cycle through the field as the rest of the competition came to pit road for a splash of fuel. Sputtering on the final lap just a few hundred feet from making history, Andretti Motorsport co-owner Bryan Herta came on the radio and instructed Rossi to lay off of the clutch to conserve fuel. Rossi enjoyed a large enough lead over second place that we was able to cost across the finish line ultimately running out of gas just past the checkered flag, resulting in the Indy 500 champion having to be towed to victory circle.

Rossi seemed as surprised as anyone else that he was able to pull off such an unfathomable upset at the biggest event of the IndyCar calendar to bring home the coveted 100 th anniversary trophy. “I have no idea how we pulled that off,” he declared. “I really was focused on taking it one lap at a time, “Rossi said. “The emotional roller coaster of this race is ridiculous. There were moments I was really stoked, really heartbroken, really stoked. I was like, ‘Wow, I’ll need to see a psychiatrist after this.” Rossi becomes the 9 th rookie in IndyCar history to win the Indy 500 and the first rookie to accomplish this feat since Helio Castroneves in 2001.

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