Takuma Sato, much like many Indianapolis 500 winner before him, has had a busy week following his historic victory.
On Wednesday, the 40-year-old Japanese racing driver paid a visit to the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, where the football team was there to congratulate him on his win. Sato had the opportunity to go on a private tour of the Cowboys’ practice facility at The Star in Frisco. He then stayed to watch practice as the team went through Organized Team Activities and met players such as quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Dez Bryant, running back Ezekiel Elliott, tight end Jason Witten and more.
Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett presented Sato with a helmet that was signed by all 33 starters at Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, while Prescott handed him a signed football. In return, Sato presented members of the team with commemorative Indy 500 milk bottles that he signed.
“Living in Indianapolis, a friend of mine and I go to the stadium and enjoy (the Colts) sometimes, but not this much close,” said Sato. “It was a great, great experience. They are incredible athletes. We go for a lot of training but just on different levels. It's fun to watch and respect to those athletes.”
Sato will be back in action at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park this weekend for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
Takuma Sato (L) meets Jason Garrett (R). (Photo credit: Texas Motor Speedway)