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Alexander Rossi

Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea what he was supposed to do during the traditional celebration.

The 24-year-old American knew there was milk involved, but wasn't sure what to do with the bottle. The wreath? He had no clue how to slide it over his firesuit.

Rossi earns more than $2.5 million for Indianapolis 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi earned $2,548,743 for winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Rossi's winnings included a $50,000 bonus from Sunoco for being the top rookie in the race. The overall purse for the 33 drivers was $13,273,253.

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