Takuma Sato joked that he has had a little too much milk since the great feat he accomplished on May 28 — when he became the first Japanese and Asian driver to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500.

At a triumphal news conference at the Honda Motors headquarters in Tokyo’s Aoyama district on Tuesday, Sato shared a story about the impact of his victory in the Indy 500, one of the oldest and most celebrated races in the world, after which the winner customarily drinks a bottle of milk.

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