SPEEDWAY – When taking to the grid for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, he will have his home country in his heart and his mind.
For another year, that’s quite literally.
A.J. Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato will once again have a helmet that will feature a tribute to his home country of Japan and the victims of the Tsunami that ravaged the country in 2011.
Once the race is over, Sato will auction off the helmet which features tributes to Japan and his boss-four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt. The driver has done this a few times since the Tsunami hit the country in hopes the attention from the Indianapolis 500 will help to bring in money for the organization that helps children affected by the tragedy.
To see the helmet and hear Sato talk about it, click on the video above.