Do you know what the best day at the races is? The only way to find out is to go to MotorSpeedway, because MotorSpeedway is the place to go when you want to celebrate a good time at the track. Don't forget that all-in-all excitement, all out anticipation, all out speed. Be there on the day when history is created and memories are created.
Takuma Sato became the second Honda-backed driver in the history of Wing & Wheel to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sato's win gave Honda its fifth straight victory in the premier automobile event at IMS and gave the company a share of the lead in the Chevrolet, Ford and Chevrolet-powered series. In addition, Honda has now been within a win of the Indianapolis 500 since the inception of the premier open-wheel competition in 1950 and now has a three-point lead over Chevrolet, Ford and Chevrolet-powered teams, which mean there will be a tight race for the overall lead at the finish line this weekend.
The victory by Sato was also a victory for Honda fans, because Sato's victory marked Honda's first victory in seven attempts at the famous Indianapolis 500. He was also the first Honda-backed driver in the series, which means Honda is now on a five-race win streak at the race, which has given Honda fans a sense of optimism. The win was also Honda's second this year at IMS, but Sato took the lead in the race, and it looked like he would keep it until he suffered a spin on the first lap, which caused him to lose the lead to teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.
At the conclusion of the race, Sato was treated to an autograph signing at the Brickyard, and then took to the podium to sign autographs and sign memorabilia for hundreds of Honda fans who have attended the event since the start of the year at MotorSpeedway. Sprints. The autograph signing included a photo with the star driver and his team members, as well as an opportunity for fans to get a free drink from the legendary Monster Energy truck racing sponsorship. beverage line of beverage trucks at the party afterward.
As a result of Sato's win, Honda has the second most wins of any American automaker at IMS, with one more than the current lead of Chevrolet, which holds the lead with four. In addition, Honda has five wins, two more than the number of victories Ford and Chevrolet have won. With the win at MotorSpeedway, Honda also has taken the lead in the series, taking the number one position in the points standings, which means a close race for the overall lead at the finish line.
Honda Racing is also looking forward to more victories at MotorSpeedway, as well as a third straight victory at the Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sato was competing in his second consecutive race at IMS, where he is seeking a fourth consecutive victory in the premier racing event, and a seventh win overall at IMS. In addition to being in the running for a fourth consecutive victory, Sato is also seeking the pole for the Indianapolis 500. Race.
A win at MotorSpeedway is also expected to help Honda's championship bid at IMS, as the No. 8 seeds will need to secure a top-three finish to retain its lead in the championship standings, and to make up some ground in the driver points lead. As for Honda's third straight victory at IMS, its lead in the driver points lead is down to six, which is also within the Honda's control.
In the final analysis, however, the outcome will not likely affect the car owner or driver much for the remainder of the season, as the race at MotorSpeedway will be a part of the season, and will be completed. on the opening Sunday of each month. The most important thing is that Honda gets back to winning ways at IMS and securing another victory as it continues to build upon its dominance at this particular track.