Sato wins Indy Car at World Wide Raceway

Takuma Sato held off Ed Carpenter to win the IndyCar race Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Sato won by 0.399 seconds. Tony Kaanan was third, followed by Santino Ferrucci and Simon Pagenaud.

Sato’s second victory of the season comes on the heels of his highly scrutinized move on the first lap at Pocono last week that helped trigger a major accident.

“After the difficult circumstances and coming here … the win is so big,” said Sato, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion. “We came back. Of course we had some luck. It was tough the last five laps with the tire degradation. But I couldn’t throw this away after the tough circumstances.

“I just wanted to bring the car home, which we did. This win is so special, this is just so emotionally to do it.”