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Indy 500 2012: Analyzing Takuma Sato’s Controversial Last-Lap Move

Takuma Sato almost had it.After finishing last in the 2011 Indianapolis 500, Sato returned to the track this year with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing looking for a shot at redemption. They nearly won last year, running out of fuel with four laps to go with Bertrand Baguette, and took Sato to a third-place finish in Brazil last month.Team owner and 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal was a steadying force in Sato's ear all day, keeping the often impatient driver honest throughout the event. Running a different fuel strategy from Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, Sato managed to lead lengthy segments of the event as the Hondas established dominance.A pair of late cautions set up Sato with a prime opportuni...

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