Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." An Andretti driver now has won the 500 three times in the past four years, and five times overall dating to 2005 with the late Dan Wheldon. This time it is with Sato, who joined the team just this season and had largely been overlooked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Andretti camp expanded to six cars for the 500 to add Alonso, a two-time F1 champion who brought massive European interest to the race.
— It mattered not where Helio Castroneves went Thursday and Friday on Belle Isle.
In the parking lot at the Detroit Yacht Club, on a portable television studio set up just beyond pit road at the Detroit Grand Prix.
Then Castroneves faded to a disappointing fifth-place finish.
Castroneves was the only contender on Firestone blacks at the finish. We want to get the ‘W.’ But unfortunately it didn’t work out.” The two drivers who have divided the five poles among themselves this season traded setting the pace as pole sitter Power led the first 23 laps, then relinquished the lead to Castroneves after the initial pit stops.Leist wins Indy Lights Freedom 100 Matheus Leist led all 40 laps to win Friday's Freedom 100, the premier Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race of the season, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.It was the 18-year-old Brazilian's first series victory.Six cars never seemed to spread the team too thin, and the main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines.Alonso put on a thrilling show and even led 27 laps -- third most in the race -- but he was sent to the paddock when his engine blew with 20 laps remaining."We didn't build the thing that was smoking down the front straight," said Mc Laren boss Zak Brown, who engineered Alonso's trip to Indianapolis.”And he says he likes the company he keeps, with other outstanding drivers for Team Penske.