Sato to Unveil Borg-Warner Likeness

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Sato is the first Japanese winner of the Indy 500. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Sato is the first Japanese winner of the Indy 500. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato will Tuesday celebrate another perk of winning the Indianapolis 500. Sato, who is the first Japanese driver to win the 500, will unveil his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner trophy.

Sato earned the right for his face to appear in sterling silver on the trophy by beating Helio Castroneves by .2011 of a second, the sixth-closest finish in race history. He earned $2.46 million for winning the 101st running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." 

The unveiling will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. The event takes place just two days after Sato's compatriot Yoshihide Muroya won his first Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

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