Alexander Rossi

 

Alexander Rossi is a 26-year-old race car driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Known as one of America’s future stars of motorsport, he now drives full-time for Andretti Autosport and as a rookie, won the prestigious 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 back in May of 2016.

 

When not in a race car, Alex can be found on a bike, playing Mario Kart or getting out of escape rooms. He recently competed and on Season 30 of CBS’ long-running series “The Amazing Race,” becoming one of the most popular competitors on the show.

Accomplishments

  • Two-time Indy car race winner.

  • Won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, the first rookie to win the 500 since 2001 and the first American rookie to win at Indianapolis since 1928.

  • Returns to Andretti Autosport for his third season in the Verizon IndyCar Series

  • Moved to Europe at age 17 to chase Formula 1 dream. Made five starts for Manor Marussia team in 2015, and became the third American driver to race in Formula 1 in the last 25 years.

  • Has won races in GP2 Series and World Series by Renault and competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Casey Gewirtz

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John Walters