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Auburn, Calif., born rookie Alexander Rossi wins Indianapolis 500

Auburn, Calif., born rookie Alexander Rossi wins Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -&nbsp;Alexander Rossi has pulled off an improbable win in the 100th Indianapolis 500.

It was so unlikely, the 24-year old rookie said after the race he has no idea how his team pulled off the win.

Rossi did it was a fuel conservation strategy that saw him run the final 36 laps without a pit stop. The Californian and his Andretti Huerta Autosport team cut it so close, he ran out of fuel on is victory lap.

Race leader Carlos Munoz was forced to pit with four laps to go for fuel opening the door for Rossi.

He finished second, followed by Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball.

Helio Castroneves was the last rookie to win the race in 2001.


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