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2-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato is still celebrating

Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.
Credit: Chris Jones/INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Takuma Sato celebrating his second Indianapolis 500 win.

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato is still celebrating his second Indy 500 win. Sato had his victory photo shoot Monday morning. 

Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.

Credit: Chris Jones/INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato kissing the Borg-Warner Trophy.

IndyCar officials declined to throw a red flag after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot with just a handful of laps remaining. Pigot needed medical attention on the track, the crash scene was a debris field and there was no way the race could resume without a stoppage. 

IndyCar never threw the flag and Sato led Dixon across the finish line under yellow. 

Credit: Chris Jones/INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato taking an image of his car with the Borg-Warner Trophy and wreath the day after his win.