Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500
SPEEDWAY, Indianapolis (CNN) — Takuma Sato held off a charging field at Sunday’s (May 28) Indianapolis 500, walking away with his first victory at the hallowed speedway in IndyCar’s premier race.
Helio Castroneves finished second, while Ed Jones, Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five.
Entering Sunday, Sato had only won one IndyCar race in his career.
He has been racing automobiles professionally since 1997, but didn’t join the IndyCar — a specialized class and type of open-wheel race car — until 2010.
His hometown is Tokyo, Japan.
Here’s more about Takuma Sato from his website.