Alexander Rossi spent his early racing career in Europe, and his extended family back home in California hardly ever saw him in person.
With a chance to race an exceptionally fast Honda on the Long Beach streets in front of about 60 friends and relatives Sunday, Rossi showed everybody what they might have missed. He also demonstrated what his Honda looks capable of doing in the rest of this very promising IndyCar season.
Rossi pulled away after a late restart to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach, completing a dominant weekend by holding off Will Power for his third career victory.
Rossi claimed his first win of the season from the pole, thriving amid the usual...