NASCAR AMERICA: Bill Lester on Wendell Scott’s selection to NASCAR Hall of Fame; racing’s biggest weekend

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NASCAR America: Wendell Scott earns NASCAR first

The team from NASCAR America — Rick Allen, Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton — discuss the selection of Wendell Scott for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2015 as the Hall’s first-ever African-American driver. The guys also talk with another noted African-American driver, Bill Lester, who talks about how excited and proud he is of Scott’s selection.

 

NASCAR America: Huge weekend ahead for racing

The NASCAR America crew also breaks down the big weekend ahead in the world of racing — unquestionably the biggest race weekend of the year in motorsports — with NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix, all taking place on the same day.

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)