Sato still reveling in Indy triumph
Still ecstatic on Tuesday at his new place in history as the first Japanese driver to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” Sato posed for photos atop the Empire State Building, rang the Nasdaq opening bell in New York City’s Times Square, and continued to bare his soul as he pondered his accomplishment.
“It’s a fantastic feeling, not only my personal feeling but the whole team — Andretti Autosport — did a fantastic job,” Sato said. “It means a lot to the sponsor, it means a lot to the fans, it means a lot to Japan, too.”
“There are still 250,000 people living in temporary housing, so this is definitely a great acceleration to support them,” said Sato, who normally has worn a special helmet for the Indy 500 that he would later auction to raise money for the relief funds in Japan.
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