Rossi continues to make up ground, August an important month for him

INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi is frustrated. There’s no doubt about it. He had high hopes for a championship in 2020. Instead, this has been one of the most disappointing season of his young career thus far.

Rossi had mechanical failures in the first two races of the year. He was only 19th in Road America 1. At that point, he was 22nd in the standings.

Since though, the results have started coming back. This could be a time that we see the comeback further come to fruition.

Rossi, was third in Road America 2 and sixth and eight respectively in the two Iowa races last month. He went from 22nd to 10th in the points standings in six days.

Now, can he keep the climb up?

Next is the Indy 500 where Rossi has four straight top seven finishes including a runner up last year. That’s double points too. Scott Dixon finished 17th in last year’s ‘500 and only has three top 10 finishes over his last seven Indy 500 starts overall. Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud may have finished 1-4 last year and are top 10 machines, but the two have just one top five finish each during their Indy 500’s careers too.

That’s another opportunity for Rossi to cut into that deficit.

Then it’s to Gateway where he was runner go in 2018 and has two top six finishes in three tries. He has two races there as well.

This is an important month for him. He enters this month 126 points out and hasn’t led a lap since June of 2019. He has a chance to make up even more ground over the next three races too.

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