Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts AutoNation Honda ended a three-year winless streak on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he claimed his first win in 49 races in the Gallagher Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course.
Speaking to Paddock Eye following the 85 lap race, Rossi said that the team has plenty of momentum heading into the rest of the season.
The Californian said that he is looking forward to three of the final four races as he feels that the team may struggle in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway which takes place on August 20.
Speaking following the race, Rossi said:
It’s a relief, man. “It’s been so many things for so long. Thankfully something came our way.
Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was forced to retire from the race with a mechanical failure on lap 42 while leading the race.
The resulting failure saw Rossi take the lead of the race and speaking about what happened to Herta the Californian said:
I do feel for Colton; I do. “I think he was definitely strong. We had pretty much the same race car. It would have been interesting. I don’t want to take away anything from what he did from ninth. To get to that position was incredible. But it was the 27’s turn. That’s awesome.”