Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

Alex Rossi (AP Photo)

Speedway, IN. (WATE/ AP) – An American took the Andretti family to victory lane in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

It just wasn’t the driver anyone expected.

Alexander Rossi was the surprising winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” when he stretched his fuel to the finish Sunday to pull off an upset victory.

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He ran out of gas after taking the checkered flag.

Rossi is an IndyCar rookie from California racing back in the United States after failing to put together a steady ride in Formula One. He is the ninth rookie to win the 500 and the first since Helio Castroneves in 2001.

Carlos Munoz finished second.

A year after finishing ninth, Josef Newgarden, the Hendersonville, native finished 3rd.

Juan Pablo Montoya, a two-time winner and the defending champion, crashed into the Turn 2 wall on lap 64, ending his day early.

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