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Rossi goes from California to Europe to Indy for big win

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Rossi stood atop the Empire State Building, the Manhattan skyline stretching out behind him, and smiled for the camera.

It was an all-American scene starring a kid from California. Two days earlier, the 24-year-old Rossi became the first U.S.-born rookie since Louis Meyer in 1928 to win the Indianapolis 500 — the 100th, no less.

Yet this moment was Made in Europe. Rossi had dreamed of Formula One glory since the age of 10 and moved across the pond when he was 16 to try to make that happen.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Coca-Cola 600
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick457-
2Kurt Busch421-
3Jimmie Johnson409-
4Kyle Busch405-
5Brad Keselowski404-
6Carl Edwards404-
7Martin Truex Jr.381-
8Chase Elliott374-
9Joey Logano373-
10Matt Kenseth347-
11Denny Hamlin345-
12Austin Dillon344-