Rossi Needs A Finish

Alexander Rossi returns to the very spot that he last won at. That’s good news too, because the Andretti Autosport driver had high hopes at earning his first career NTT INDYCAR Series championship this season.

Now, he’s reeling.

Rossi, went winless during the final seven races of 2019. He’s 0-for-2 this season.

To make matters worse, Rossi has just one top five finish in his last six INDYCAR races. He has one podium in his last eight too.

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Now, on the heels of a 15th place finish last month in Texas and 25th place result last weekend on the Indianapolis road course, Rossi is an astounding 23rd in the standings, 84 points arrears from Scott Dixon.

“It’s been a tough start to the year with two mechanicals, but that is behind us now,” Rossi said. “We have four races in the next two weekends, which will give us a chance to come back. We’re focusing on race wins for the AutoNation / NAPA team, and looking forward to welcoming fans back to the track this week at Road America.”

With Dixon being 2-for-2 in terms of race victories this year and having six top two finishes in his last nine starts, dating back to last year, he can pull away so far that no one is going to be able to catch him even if he cools off and someone like Rossi catches fire.

Dixon, has 44 top 10 finishes, 26 of which being podiums, in his last 53 starts. He’s not going to give much opportunity for anyone to close the gap.

That’s why Rossi needs to win one of the two races this weekend. He won by nearly 30 seconds there last year and led all but one lap.

That dominance needs to come back.

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