After starting on the pole, Alexander Rossi led 80 of the 85 scheduled laps of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on the way to his second consecutive win at the famed California street course. Rossi finished a dominant twenty plus seconds ahead of second place finisher Josef Newgarden.
In another amazing statistic, Rossi’s win on Sunday was the 200th for Andretti Autosport as a team across all motorsports, with sixty-three of them coming in NTT IndyCar competition. With his second place finish, Team Penske driver Josef Negarden retains the championship points lead after four races. Rossi only sits twenty-eight points back heading to the month of May.
“We were able to get a race car I was really happy with. Winning the pole is huge come Sunday because it allows you to hopefully be in front leaving Turn 1 and really just control the race from there. It’s awesome to be able to really kick-start our year,” Rossi said after his win.
Graham Rahal would cross the finish line in third place, but was found by IndyCar to be guilty of blocking on the final lap, which gave the final place on the podium to Scott Dixon. On the horizon for the NTT IndyCar Series is Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the two races held next month. First is the IndyCar Grand Prix held on the circuits road course, followed by the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
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