Alexander Rossi’s Amazing Race debuts Wednesday evening, Jan. 3
January 3, 2018
Professional IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi recently took on a different type of racing.
The 26-year old Nevada City native stepped out of the driver’s seat and into primetime television as a competitor on the hit CBS show, “The Amazing Race.”
The show enters its 30th season and premieres tonight at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. (depending on cable provider) on CBS.
It features 11 teams embarking on a trek around the world. At every destination, the teams compete in a series of mental and physical challenges, hoping to avoid elimination. The winning team takes home $1 million.
In an interview with CBS, Rossi said he and Daly have a close bond.
“We’ve known each other for a really long time, we both went to Europe at a young age to try and compete in Formula 1,” Rossi said. “We were the only two Americans in all of European motor sports for quite some years and we had a similar bond over that and we actually lived together in England and we live together now in Indianapolis.
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“We know each other pretty well. Our competitiveness and what we are willing to do in order to win, I mean, there’ no boundaries when it comes to that …”
Rossi, who won the Indianapolis 500 as an IndyCar rookie in 2016, had a strong 2017 campaign in which he tallied 10 top-10 finishes, five top-five finishes, won the pole at Sonoma and took first place at Watkins Glen. Rossi finished in seventh place overall in the IndyCar season standings.