TrackTeam13 LIVE Race Blog: Takuma Sato wins the Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato pours out his milk after he wins the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2017. (WTHR Photo / Scott Hums)
Published:
Updated:

This was a LIVE blog of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. For our blog covering all of the pomp, circumstance, and tons of fun that was had leading up to the race, click here.

3:58 p.m.

Takuma Sato wins the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500!




Takuma Sato celebrates moments after winning the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR photo)
Takuma Sato celebrates moments after winning the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR photo)

3:39 p.m.

A massive crash took out five cars: James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, WIll Power, Oriol Servia, and James Davison. We're under a yellow flag with 14 laps left to go.

3:33 p.m.

Fernando Alonso joined the list of Honda drivers whose engines have blown this race. His race is over with 20 laps left to go.






3:30 p.m.

With 25 laps left to go, Max Chilton is your leader.

1) Max Chilton
2) Ed Jones
​3) Helio Castroneves
​4) Oriol Servia
​5) Takuma Sato

3:12 p.m.

Max Chilton is your leader at lap 155.


2:59 p.m.

Buddy Lazier is being taken to Methodist with "mild chest discomfort."


2:52 p.m.

One of the toughest competitors today, Ryan Hunter-Reay, blew an engine on lap 136.



2:50 p.m.

Fernando Alonso is back in the lead with 65 laps left to go. He has spent the second most time in the lead of any driver at this point.

2:38 p.m.

Sage Karam's car coasted to a stop. He later confirmed his car suffered a battery failure, ending his day.


2:37 p.m.

Ryan Hunter-Reay leads on Lap 125.


2:31 p.m.

The fourth yellow flag of the day - third crash - as Buddy Lazier makes contact with wall.


2:15 p.m.

Helio Castroneves leads at the halfway point.



1:56 p.m.

Alexander Rossi is back in the lead as we move back under the green flag at lap 75.



1:44 p.m.

Second caution flag after Conor Daly hit the wall on Lap 66. Jack Harvey then got caught in his debris.



1:20 p.m.

When the red flag is lifted, this will be your front five:

  1. Fernando Alonso
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Takuma Sato
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. Ryan Hunter-Reay

1:16 p.m.

Jay Howard has been checked, cleared and released by medical crews at the Speedway.


1:03 p.m.

Scott Dixon and Jay Howard were in a horrifying crash on Turn 1. Both are out for the day, but both drivers were able to walk away on their own. A yellow caution flag was flown, and eventually upgraded to a red flag.



Scott Dixon said he was a little sore after his crash with Jay Howard, but later appeared with his left foot in a boot.
Scott Dixon said he was a little sore after his crash with Jay Howard, but later appeared with his left foot in a boot.

1:01 p.m.

50 laps in, and we still have yet to see a single yellow flag. The leaders are starting to lap through the back of the field.

  1. Fernando Alonso
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Takuma Sato
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. Tony Kanaan

12:52 p.m.

F1 star Fernando Alonso took his first lead of the day during lap 37, edging past last year's 500 winner Alexander Rossi.



12:45 p.m.

The first 25 laps are in the books without a single yellow flag.


12:30 p.m.

After Scott Dixon led for most of the first five laps, teammate Tony Kanaan took the lead in lap six.

  1. Tony Kanaan
  2. Scott Dixon
  3. Alexander Rossi
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. JR Hildebrand

12:14 p.m.

"Drivers, start your engines!"