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2017-05-29 14:20

GOT MILK?! Takuma Sato drinks a bottle of milk, a long-standing tradition, after winning the Indy 500 for the first time in his career. Image: YouTube

Indianapolis - Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to triumph in America's iconic race.

Sato passed three-time winner Helio Castroneves in the waning laps and held on to win, laying the ghost of a heartbreak at "The Brickyard" in 2012.

First Japanese winner of the Indy 500

"Unbelievable feeling!" a beaming Sato declared as he accepted a bear-hug of congratulations from Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti.

While the team's joyous celebrations were captured on TV, most people missed out on Japanese commentators reacting to their compatriot's milestone.

Listen and watch the clip below:

Oh and in case you missed it, Scott Dixon's Honda was split in two after a massive crash, watch it here. 

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