Sato, a former Formula One driver, is in his eighth season in IndyCar.
He even drove for Andretti Autosport. "Well, when I saw the 77 went into the wall, I knew it would bounce back". "But he's just such a gentleman and such a fair player". "I wanted to keep supporting the children until they become adults, and hopefully one of them becomes a professional race driver".
"Fantastic race", exclaimed the 40-year-old Sato. He's won five times at Indy - two straight and three of the last four - with other drivers behind the wheel.
While it didn't end the way Alonso hoped, seeing his number atop the famous scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a thrill he won't forget. 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.
The main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines.
There were 35 lead changes among a race-record 15 drivers.
What happened after that was more than can properly be explained.
Alonso opted to take on Indy - and perhaps gain the second leg of a rare motorsports triology of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans - rather than contest Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with his underperforming McLaren team.
"I felt the noise, the engine friction, I backed off and I saw the smoke and, yeah, it's a shame", Alonso said.
"I came here basically to challenge myself, prove myself", said Alonso, who closed his news conference by chugging on a small carton of milk to much laughter.
"There wasn't a auto that I came up on that I couldn't get by at will". I can really trust him coming from the outside. But my manager said, "Come on, you've got five minutes to go for the interview.' OK, so now it's real". It's going to be huge. "We avoided disaster and we nearly got (win) No. 4". "In 2012, going into Turn 1 with Dario was a big risk". He won 42 IndyCar races in his career, third-most in series history, but never at The Brickyard.
"I think Michael did a great job in terms of preparing all the teams, got things together, found the most competitive drivers in the field, and that's why I was very happy, extremely happy to be chosen by him to become his driver", Sato said Monday.
Castroneves'Team Penske entry was the only Chevrolet capable of racing with the Hondas, but the Hondas started expiring with alarming regularity in the final 50 laps, eliminating Hunter-Reay (28 laps led), Charlie Kimball and Alonso.
For the second time since 2014, Castroneves was denied a fourth Indy win and had to settle for a runner-up finish.
Sato started fourth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was in the mix at the front of the pack for much of the race, sitting second for the final restart with 12 laps to go.
And despite the steep learning curve, and the added demands of United States media that his trans-Atlantic tilt involved, Alonso said he enjoyed the race and the weeks of preparation that led up to it.
Dale Coyne Racing rookie Ed Jones finished a career-best third. Two-time victor Juan Pablo Montoya was sixth.
Having sat out Monaco last weekend, the Spaniard tasted the lead of the fabled oval race several times on Sunday but retired with a Honda engine failure.
Castroneves was disappointed to fall short of the four-time winners club - particularly since it was his third runner-up finish. The tub of the vehicle remained intact and the 2008 champion was able to climb out on his own to a roar from the crowd.
The actor replied in the affirmative and further revealed that the movie will probably go on the floors from next year onwards. Cruise reportedly met with potential directors for Top Gun 2 before and during the filming of Mission Impossible 6 in London.
Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said: "It's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating". The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session.
Playing in his first Senior PGA, David Toms , the 2001 PGA Championship victor , was in sixth at 71-208 and seven off the lead. Billy Andrade shot 69 to jump into third place and trail Singh by three. "It's not a super long golf course ", he said.
Outside of London , British Airways passengers faced extreme delays and were stuck on the tarmac for hours. Journalist Martyn Kent told the BBC he was sitting on a plane for 90 minutes at Heathrow Airport .
He added that he was able to deflect the leaping black bear with his bow just before he tumbled onto the ground. Richard Wesley was hunting when he came across a large bear about 100 feet away, according to the Daily Mail .
The 30-year-old has already chalked up his 10th titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and then added the Masters title in Madrid . Djokovic completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open past year by beating Andy Murray in the final .
Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, said in a statement , "No wonder the Republicans were afraid of the CBO analysis". Many additional consumers would see skimpier health coverage and higher deductibles, the budget office projected .
Top Gun 2 was announced some years ago, then put on hold in 2012 following the suicide of original filmmaker Tony Scott. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to " Top Gun " is a sure thing and should start shooting soon.
On Thursday it was reported that he is a person of interest in the FBI's sprawling Russian Federation investigation. Kushner's meeting with Kislyak at Trump Tower previous year was eventually disclosed by the White House in March.
The 23-year-old popstar had flown back to Boca Raton , Florida after the MEN Arena bombing which claimed 22 lives. Great Britain has since upgraded its terror threat, with officials warning another attack could be imminent.
In 2014, he published " Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown ", titled " One Lucky Bastard " in the United States. In his post-Bond years, Moore became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and was knighted in 2003 for his charity work.
State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl
They said they expected "conduct more appropriate" from Turkey, a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a key US ally. Still, the State Department said it was expressing "concern" to Turkey over the incident "in the strongest possible terms".
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
They were down by 10, LeBron James only had 10 points with four fouls , and the fans in The Q must've been a tiny bit anxious . We're all to blame", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Monday, a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics .