INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It's not hard to understand why Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi loves Memorial Day weekend.
He was a rookie for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 and crossed the finish first.
Now he's looking at a Memorial Day weekend without the race.
"I'll definitely be sad to wake up on Memorial Day and look outside and I'm sure it will be a beautiful day and know we're not doing what we should be doing," Rossi said.
Rossi said it will be a little different preparing for the race in August because more of the season will be completed. He also says there will be a lot more excitement because the drivers and fans will have had to wait for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.