Takuma Sato still celebrating historic Indianapolis 500 win

Posted: 9:11 PM, Jan 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-18 02:11:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato was in Detroit on Wednesday night to receive his "Baby Borg" trophy, a smaller replica of the Indy 500's Borg-Warner Trophy.

Owner Michael Andretti was also on hand to receive a Baby Borg. Andretti's Indy 500 win last year was his fifth as a car owner and third in the past four years. He also won in 2016 with Alexander Rossi.

Sato won't be driving for Andretti Autosport this season. He's with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing instead. Sato, who has a strong alliance with Honda, needed a contingency plan in case Andretti moved to Chevrolet for this year. Andretti ended up staying with Honda, but Sato agreed to a deal with Rahal.