PLYMOUTH, Wis – Rank the top tracks lately that the NTT IndyCar Series drivers would say that they want to win on and you’d get a common answer. Indy, Long Beach, Road America, etc.
Well, one driver in the series is winning on all the historic tracks.
Alexander Rossi led 54 of 55 laps in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America en route to his seventh career Indy Car victory. But, just look at where he’s won all seven of his races at and how he’s done so too.
Rossi, has won the Indy 500. He’s won the Long Beach Grand Prix in each of the last two years. He’s won at Watkins Glen. He’s won at Pocono and Mid-Ohio. Now, he’s won at Road America.
Not many drivers can say that they have won on all these historic tracks.
Not only has he celebrated victory in them, he’s done so in dominating fashion. He led 71 of 85 laps in the 2018 Long Beach Grand Prix and 80 of 85 this past year. He led 180 of 200 laps at Pocono last August. He led 66 of 90 laps at Mid-Ohio last July. He also led 32 of 55 laps in his win at Watkins Glen too.
On Sunday, he led all but one lap in Elkhart Lake.
It used to be when Rossi starts on the pole, the race is over. Now, lets just make it on the front row. Three of his first four wins came from the pole. So did four of his first six. But, if you want to include the front row in this, it’s 5-for-7.