Alexander Rossi showed why he is not one to be counted out in this year's championship by winning in absolutely dominating fashion at the Pocono Raceway. Rossi lead 180 of 200 laps enroute to victory in the ABC Supply 500 and defeated the pole sitter and pre race favorite, Will Power.
Despite Rossi capturing his second win in a row and third this season and the race at Pocono being fairly calm and well flowing, the start of the race was anything but.
Coming to the green after the pace laps Spencer Pigot was tagged from behind and was sent spinning into the inside wall, after looking at further replays and Team Penske's telemetry, it was Graham Rahal that had simply just jumped the gun and ran into Spencer Pigot causing him to spin.
Once that was all sorted out and racing resumed there was a very scary accident between Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Wickens. While the two were side by side racing for position going into turn 2, neither one lifted to one another causing them to get together and send Hunter-Reay slamming in the wall but Wickens got up and over the barrier and spiraled into the catch fence ripping out a section and causing a 2 hour delay to make repairs to the fence. Wickens suffered injuries to his lower extremities, right arm, spine and also sustained a pulmonary contusion Wickens was awake and alert while being treated at the Pocono Raceway medical center. Also involved in the accident was SPM teammate James Hinchcliffe and Pietro Fittipaldi who had just returned from a sports car crash a couple months previous.
After cleaning the track and repairing the catch fence for almost 2 hours, the race was pretty smooth sailing for Alexander Rossi who has slowly but surley chipping away at points leader Scott Dixon's lead. It is looking like it will be a close battle between the two for the championship come Sonoma.
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