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Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 at empty track

IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing
Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 23:21:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday at an empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.

IndyCar officials declined to throw a red-flag after a massive crash by Spencer Pigot with just a handful of laps remaining.

Pigot needed medical attention on the track — the crash scene was a massive debris field and there was no way the race could resume without a stoppage.

Dixon, the five-time IndyCar champion who had dominated the race, could only follow Sato across the finish line under yellow.

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