Alexander Rossi To Join Acura Team Penske IMSA WeatherTech Lineup

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Team NAPA Photo — Acura Team Penske announced today that IndyCar Series championship contender and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi, a five-time race winner in the IndyCar Series, will share the …

INDYCAR: No. 500; Pagenaud Claims Penske’s Historic Pole at Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa — official series release — Simon Pagenaud has been setting the standard in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season and he helped take Team Penske to another level today. Pagenaud, a three-time winner in 2016 and the championship leader after nine of 16 completed races, won the Verizon P1 Award for the Iowa Corn 300, earning the 500th pole …

Open Wheelin’: Reflections From the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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Running out of gas and momentum, Alexander Rossi stepped out of his Indianapolis 500-winning car in turn four to salute the fans, then headed straight for victory lane with no time to let his monumental upset sink in en route to stardom.

I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

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If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

INDYCAR: Stars & Stripes Stunner; Rossi Stretches Fuel to Win 100th Indy 500

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American rookie Alexander Rossi, who lost his Formula 1 ride with Manor Racing just weeks before the start of the 2016 season and was subsequently picked up for a full-time collaborative IndyCar effort between Bryan Herta and Michael Andretti, stretched his fuel as far as it could go and ran out crossing the finish line to triumph in the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

AUDIO/FEATURE – Alexander Rossi Making The Most of F1 Opportunity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story/Audio by Race Chaser Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli – Getty Images Photo – Speed, innovation, and glamorous lifestyles are attributes that immediately meet the eye, but nationalism may be Formula One’s defining characteristic. Memories from special seasons endure long after the final checkered flag unfurls. Epic showdowns between rivals like James Hunt/Niki Lauda and Ayrton Senna/Alain …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Rossi Reaching for the Stars; Chasing F1 Dreams and Seat With Haas in 2016

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NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Alexander Rossi Racing photo — Home to innovation and immortal racing legacies, the Formula One paddock has always housed many homelands. F1 has long been considered the pinnacle of motorsports, but national pride elevates sport to spectacle. You can see it in the …

F1: Rossi Set to Fill In for Injured Bianchi During Russian Grand Prix

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SOCHI, Russia — official release — Getty Images Europe photo — Marussia reserve driver Alexander Rossi is set to make his Formula One race debut this weekend in Russia as a substitute for the injured Jules Bianchi. Bianchi remains in intensive care after suffering a severe head injury when he collided with a recovery vehicle during last weekend’s race in Japan. While Marussia have …

F1: American Alexander Rossi to Make F1 Debut at Spa for Marussia

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BANBURY, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom — official release — American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One race debut for Marussia this weekend as the Formula One World Championship heads to Belgium’s Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Rossi, 22, will replace Max Chilton, who will sit out the Belgian Grand Prix while the two sides resolve contractual issues. Rossi only joined Marussia as test …

F1: Alexander Rossi Joins Marussia as Team Reserve Driver

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BANBURY, England – official release — Richards F1 photo — Alexander Rossi has joined Marussia as the team’s official reserve driver for the remainder of the 2014 Formula One season. The 22-year-old American, who left his reserve driver role at Caterham earlier this month, will join the Banbury-based squad beginning with this weekend’s race in Hungary and will provide cover …