Phoenix by the Numbers:
3 – Positions gained by Alexander Rossi (6th to 3rd) and Spencer Pigot (17th to 14th) in the final 23 laps of the race.
4.02 – Average running position for race winner Josef Newgarden during the 250 laps of racing at ISM Raceway.
7 – Different teams represented in the top 10 positions at ISM Raceway – Team Penske, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing, AJ Foyt Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
8 – Indy car wins for Newgarden, who has won four of the last eight Indy car races.
9 – Different drivers who led the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix, an event record.
12 – Lead changes, the most in any Phoenix Indy car race.
13 – Positions gained by Scott Dixon (17th to 4th), most of any driver.
198 – Indy car wins for cars fielded by Roger Penske.
202 – Consecutive starts by Marco Andretti, the fourth-longest streak in Indy car history
226 – Consecutive starts by Scott Dixon, the second-longest streak in Indy car history.
284 – Consecutive starts by Tony Kanaan, extending his all-time record.
345 – Indy car starts for Kanaan which gave him sole possession of third on the all-time list. Kanaan’s Phoenix start broke a tie with Helio
Bonus: Alexander Rossi’s 53 On-Track Passes
With 53 on-track passes at the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix, Alexander Rossi was the busiest driver on the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway on Saturday night. Here’s how Rossi’s passes – 19 percent of all passes in the race – broke down by the numbers:
1 – Car Rossi never passed on track (Pietro Fittipaldi).
3 – Most passes by Rossi in one lap (Lap 50, he went from 19th to 16th position).
5 – Cars that Rossi passed on track at least four times (Zach Veach, Kyle Kaiser, Max Chilton, Gabby Chaves and Marco Andretti).
9 – On-track Passes made in Turn 3.
18 – On-track passes in which Rossi gained a position.
24 – On track passes made in Turn 1.
47 – Laps in which Rossi made an on-track pass.