Earlier in the week, we shared the video of the dramatic Indy 500 finish.  Dario Franchitti was leading the race late with Takuma Sato in second at the white flag.  Franchitti won the Indy 500 for the third time when Sato crashed while trying to dramatically pass for the lead entering Turn 1.  While the American call was ok, it’s the Japanese call from Sato’s homeland that shows you the true shock and emotion of the moment.  Sato would have become the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500, and it’s really impossible for us stateside to gauge the impact of what Sato’s win would have meant.  However, we can gleam just a little bit of that from the excited, frantic call of the last two laps.  Just listen to the remarkable commentary as the announcers display ecstasy when Sato moves into second and agony as he spins out going for the win…

 
https://youtube.com/watch?v=FOpd109HWCg

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