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Rossi Nominated for 2016 ESPY’s Best Driver Award

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 15:06 PM

Alexander Rossi is among the athletes nominated for the 2016 ESPY’s “Best Driver” award for his fuel-saving victory in the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500, and his fans can help him earn it.

Alexander_Rossi.jpgRossi, a Nevada City native, was among the athletes nominated for the 2016 ESPY’s, ESPN’s annual sports awards set for a live broadcast July 13 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

IndyCar champ Scott Dixon was also nominated in the Best Driver category. Other nominees are NASCAR's Kyle Busch, Formula1™ 's Lewis Hamilton and NHRA's Erica Enders-Stevens.

Online voting will remain open until the July 13 event.

“It is such a huge honor to be nominated for Best Driver at the ESPYS this year,” Rossi said. “It will be a pleasure to spend an evening with such an exceptional group of athletes who have all accomplished something pretty incredible. I very much look forward to being able to represent and share my passion for the Verizon IndyCar Series next month.”

Rossi was also awarded the Fastest Rookie and Rookie of the Year honors for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. The 24-year-old became only the 10th rookie ever to win the 500-mile race in its history; the first since Helio Castroneves in 2001. Rossi is the second driver from the Andretti Autosport stable to be nominated for an ESPY award in the last four years. Rossi’s teammate, Ryan Hunter-Reay, took home “Best Driver” honors with both his nominations in 2013 and 2014.

Meet Rossi at Our Legends Club

Don’t miss your chance to meet Indy 500 winner and Formula One™ reserve driver Alexander Rossi in our Legends Club at the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™. Rossi, an IndyCar rookie who claimed the checkered flag at this year’s 100th Indy 500, will be on hand to meet and greet spectators at the Texas venue.  

Serving as a reserve driver for Manor Racing on the F1™ circuit since 2015, Alexander has won at every level since his racing career began in go-karts at age 10. By 2006 at 14 years of age, he’d become a multiple National and International Karting Champion and the youngest open wheel racing champion in United States history. Now nominated for the ESPY’s Best Driver award after his Indy 500 win with motor sports elite, the journey for Rossi to the top has been memorable.

F1_USGP.jpgThe Legends Club Hospitality experience, available only through the Circuit of the Americas Experiences program, is available for Saturday and/or Sunday access. Indulge in the luxury of a private dining area featuring gourmet food, premium bars, interactive experiences, racing and celebrity appearances. This trackside venue is the perfect place to entertain clients to reunite with their group, with the benefit of sanctuary from the elements. 


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Topics: Formula One