A two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato joins Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season for all five oval events. Sato was the first Japanese driver to win an INDYCAR SERIES race and the first to win the Indianapolis 500. Sato previously raced in Formula One. This season, Sato plans to drive his motorcoach to races and experience America from a new perspective. Outside of racing, Sato was a national high school cycling champion and still uses cycling as part of his training regimen. The Japanese edition of Esquire magazine named Sato one of The Mavericks of 2019 and the Japanese edition of GQ magazine named him one of the nine “2017 Men of the Year.” He was also awarded “Goodwill Ambassador” for the British Embassy in Tokyo.