Rookie Rossi Goes All Pepé Le Pew to Win 100th Indy 500
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Who'd have thought a car that took the checkered flag an Indianapolis 500 would need a tow to the winner's circle?
Then again, who'd have thought the winner would crawl -- relatively speaking -- around the last lap at 179.784mph?
Alexander Rossi's ride at Herta Racing was far from the fastest, which would explain his 66:1 odds of winning.
And on fumes, no less.
Dude stretched 90 laps out of his final tank, skipping a pit stop that others required.
Of course, it didn't hurt his cause when a couple of speedier opponents go into freeway flyer onramp mode:
Now if that was Rossi with his slow-&-steady approach ...
So, yet again, the race doesn't always go to the swiftest.