Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sato Wins At Indianapolis

Andretti Autosport's Takuma Sato has won the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Sato drinks the milk in his 8th try, his first with Andretti. In his previous 7 appearances his average finish was 20th.

Andretti Autosport continues their domination of Indianapolis with back-to-back wins and their 3rd in 4 years.

101st Indianapolis 500 Finishing Order

1 - Sato
2 - Castroneves
3 - Jones
4 - Chilton
5 - Kanaan
6 - Montoya
7 - Rossi
8 - Andretti
9 - Chaves
10 - Munoz
11 - Carpenter
12 - Rahal
13 - Aleshin
14 - Pagenaud
15 - Saavedra
16 - Hildebrand
17 - Mann
18 - Pigot
19 - Newgarden
20 - Davison
21 - Servia
22 - Hinchcliffe
23 - Power
24 - Alonso
25 - Kimball
26 - Veach
27 - Hunter-Reay
28 - Karam
29 - Lazier
30 - Daly
31 - Harvey
32 - Dixon
33 - Howard

The biggest incident of the day came in the Turn 1/2 short chute where Jay Howard got up into the marbles. After contacting the wall, Howard collected Pole sitter Scott Dixon. Dixon took flight sending him into the inside fence. It was scary, but both drivers walked away.

One of the biggest stories heading into the day was the reliability of Honda's engines. By the end of the day 3 of their power plants expired.

The first came at the expense of Ryan Hunter-Reay. The second to Charlie Kimball. And the third took out the biggest story of the month, Fernando Alonso.

Stats:

- 35 lead changes
- 15 different leaders

Most laps led - Max Chilton (50)

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