Takuma Sato Overcomes Pit Road Incident, Crashes In End, Finished 10th

Fort Worth, TX – Saturday night’s Rainguard 600 is even more proof why Takuma Sato is a strong Verizon IndyCar Series championship contender. Sato, won the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, then followed that up with finishes of eighth and fourth respectively on the streets of Belle Isle. He was up to third in the standings heading into this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway. But, Sato showed his resiliency and came away with his fourth straight top 10 finish and sixth in nine races this season. On Lap…

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Takuma Sato Keeps Strong Streak Going Through Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – The streak stays alive, as Takuma Sato’s eighth place finish in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix means that the feat of no one winning the Indianapolis 500, then following that up with a win in the very next race, will stay going for the 20th straight year. The last driver to accomplish that feat was Arie Luyendyk in 1997. 

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Alexander Rossi With Much Different Race Weekend This Year in Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – Last year was Alexander Rossi’s first trip to the street course in Belle Isle. That race weekend was a much different race weekend than he’s really ever experienced up to this date in his racing career. The reason was simple, just one week prior, Rossi unexpectedly won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. That’s a feat that even he admits that he didn’t think would actually happen. With winning the ‘500, Rossi’s week between Indy and Belle Isle was a lot more busier than he honestly…

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Takuma Sato Wins the Pole in Record Fashion for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2

Belle Isle, MI – For the second straight day, the track record on the streets of Belle Isle was broken. Yesterday, it was Graham Rahal breaking the record, today it was Takuma Sato. The Indy 500 champion turned a lap of 1:13.6732-seconds in his No. 26 Honda on his final lap of the qualifying session around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, earning his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series pole as a result. The last time Sato was on the pole was three years ago in this very spot, as he…

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Andretti Autosport Looking Strong So Far at Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – The last two seasons, Andretti Autosport has struggled on street courses. This year, they’ve turned that around pretty quickly. If not for mechanical failures at Long Beach, we’d be talking about them as an easy odds on favorite this weekend. Alexander Rossi finished 11th at the season opener at St. Pete and if not for a mechanical failure at the end of Long Beach, was destined for a podium. 

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Left Leaning on Teammates Now for This Weekend in Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – On the speed charts, you’d see that Ryan Hunter-Reay was P9 in each of the two 45-minute Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions from the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit on Friday. The only problem to that is, Hunter-Reay had a ton of issues with his No. 28 Honda, ones that leave him searching for help for the rest of the race weekend. Hunter-Reay said he had a ton of mechanical issues on Friday, leaving him relying on his teammates for help in both qualifying sessions as well…

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Takuma Sato Looking to Become 1st Driver in 20 Years to Win Indy 500 and the Next Race

Belle Isle, MI – What a week its been for Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato. The Andretti Autosport driver became the first Japanese driver to win the big race last Sunday, and after a whirlwind tour of the United States, here he is in Belle Isle trying to do what only five drivers have done since 1980 – win the next race. Winning at Indy is such an emotional thing to do, and what ensues after is just as difficult. Multiple cities to travel to and a ton of media availabilities…

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