Rossi's Indy 500-Winning Car to be Sold

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(Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.) (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.)
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The car Alexander Rossi drove to victory at the 2016 Indianapolis 500 will hit the auction block later this month. The current owner, Bowen Motorsports, has partnered with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to house the Dallara IndyCar.

The IMS Museum says winning rides in the famed race aren't required to be displayed at the attraction, but Bowen Motorsports has written provisions into the sale contract that say the car must be loaned for display there every April, May and June each year.

"It's a common misconception that the IMS Museum, or the Speedway, automatically receives the winning cars from the Indy 500," Museum Curator Jason Vansickle says. "The Museum owns 33 winning cars, spanning a total of 37 race wins, but we have to rely on the generosity of private collectors to donate or sell them to us at below-market cost. We cannot thank David Bowen, and Bowen Motorsports, enough for allowing us to house and display the No. 98 NAPA car in its rightful place - next to the Marmon 'Wasp,' which Ray Harroun drove to victory at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911."

The car is slated to be auctioned August 25 during an event in California. You can connect to more about the vehicle by clicking here.

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