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Rossi weighs Memorial Day weekend without Indy 500

He was a rookie for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 and crossed the finish first.
Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi. (WTHR)

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.

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