Japanese driver wins Indy 500 for the first time - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Japanese driver wins Indy 500 for the first time

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INDIANAPOLIS, In. (WDRB) - Japanese driver Takuma Sato barely beat Helio Castroneves to win the 101st Indy 500.

With three laps to go, Takuma Sato passed Helio Castroneves. Castroneves was 0.2011 seconds behind Sato, and it came on his eighth attempt to get a record-tying fourth 500 win.

Sato held him off for the victory at the 101st Indy 500.

On Lap 53, one of the race favorites Scott Dixon, crashed with Jay Howard. Dixon went flying into the air and into the wall. His car was shredded into pieces, but amazingly Dixon walked away unharmed.

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