For the second year in a row, Andretti Autosport found itself in victory lane at the Indianapolis 500. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The 40-year-old driver held off Helio Castroneves to notch his second win in the IndyCar Series. The win marks Andretti Autosport's third win in four years and fifth victory overall in the Indy 500.
Fourth-place finisher Max Chilton seemed to be on track to notch his first ever win at Indianapolis. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver led 50 of the race's 200 laps. With nine laps to go, Sato attempted to pass Chilton, but ended up falling back to third, behind Castroneves. On lap 193, Castroneves completed the pass for the lead. A Castroneves victory would have given the Brazilian driver a record-tying fourth win. Instead, Sato was able to snatch the lead from him with five laps to go. Castroneves finished second, while rookie Ed Jones placed third.
After the race, Sato acknowledged the Team Penske driver for allowing him the opportunity to compete for the victory.
"I know Helio is always going to charge, but he's just such a gentleman and such a fair player."
Today, though, Sato got to complete the long-standing winner's tradition of drinking a quart of milk.