Takuma Sato won Sunday's Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his first Indianapolis victory. Sato came close to. INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis on Sunday when he held off. Takuma Sato won the st Indianapolis on Sunday, holding off three-time winner Helio Castroneves and denying him a shot at history. Oriol Servia — DNF But with no one to draft, he is quickly being reeled in. You may unsubscribe from email communication at anytime. Ed Jones, Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan finished third, fourth and fifth respectively. Sato, 40, a failed Formula One driver who had just one previous victory in IndyCar starts, is perhaps best remembered for spinning out of the Indy on the final lap while challenging the eventual winner Dario Franchitti for the lead. The strategies here are starting to pan out - Max Chilton is up front and has been leading for a while. The Indianapolis is an open-wheel car race and is currently sanctioned by Indy Racing League LLC, and has been run as an IndyCar Series event since Forgot Password close Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password. Please check your inbox to confirm your email address and start receiving newsletters. News Scores Schedule Rankings Standings Stats Odds Tickets. Sato, 40, a failed Formula One driver who had just one previous victory in IndyCar starts, is perhaps best remembered for spinning out of the Indy on the final lap while challenging the eventual winner Dario Franchitti for the lead. Retrieved from " https: You are already subscribed to this email. Castroneves Hunter-Reay Rossi Alonso Kanaan Rahal Newgarden Chilton Power Montoya. Edit Favorite Reporters close Remove or add reporters to and from your list of favorites My Favorite Reporters. Takuma Sato wins the Indianapolis Newsletter Sign Up The most trusted voice in sports delivered straight to your inbox.