Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato will get back to his day job of driving for the team in Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.
Sato has had an extremely busy week after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The 40 year old beat Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves to the 2017 Indy 500 win following a fantastic drive by the former Formula One driver.
On Monday night following the Indy 500 Victory banquet, Sato was on a plan to start a whirlwind media tour.
On Tuesday morning Sato rang the Nasdaq opening bell to celebrate his Indy 500 win.
The Japanese driver spent the day in Manhattan making TV appearances to discuss his Indianapolis 500 victory.
On Wednesday, Sato headed to Texas where he spent time with the Dallas Cowboys NFL team.
The Japanese drivers attention now switches to this weekend’s event in Detroit and speaking before the on track action gets underway on Belle Isle, Sato stated:
Detroit will be completely different from the Indy 500. It’s going back to a street course – very bumpy track, a lot of braking and tight corners. Usually Detroit is a very exciting track and quite challenging. I personally have a good memory (finishing second in the second Belle Isle race in 2015) as well as the team has a strong record, so I’m looking forward to going back to the street course.