Rossi to drive endurance races
Alexander Rossi has replaced fellow Indycar driver Graham Rahal at Acura Team Penske for the IMSA sports car endurance events.
Rossi will share the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 DPI with fulltime Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.
Rahal had been the co-driver for those events last season but said on social media Friday he’s too big to properly fit in the car. Rahal is listed at 6-foot-2.
Rossi is a former Indianapolis 500 winner who has slowly been expanding his schedule beyond Indycar. He won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in August.