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Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

Posted at 4:02 PM, May 28, 2017

Takuma Sato, a 40-year-old driver on Michael Andretti's team, won his first Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. 

Sato's previous best finish at Indy was was in 2013 and 2015 when he finished 13th in both races. 

Photos of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

Photos of the Party in Turn 3

Sato passed Helio Castroneves late and held on for five laps to win.

"I have to give 100 percent commitment," Sato said. "I knew I could do it. But just, you know, waiting the moment. The last few laps, they were the moment.

"I know Helio is always come on charge. But he's just such a gentleman with such a fair player. I believe him. We go side-by-side turn one. It was job done."