MP 926: Catching Up With 2020 Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato became a two-time Indy 500 winner after using all of his savvy to conserve fuel while making big speed in the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda, and spoke with The Marshall Pruett Podcast shortly after the big 2020 victory.

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MP 927: The Week In IndyCar, Aug 25, Listener Q&A

It’s the first of a two-part Indy 500 wrap-up Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media on all the happenings at the Speedway.

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 5m35s mark in the episode):

“Takuma Sato entered elite company with his second win on Sunday. How should we rate and evaluate his career at IMS so far?”

“Do you think the race should have been red flagged following Spencer Pigot’s crash? #mepersonally, thankful he was Ok, but it would have taken too long to repair the end of pit lane to an acceptable standard to only run one, may be two laps under green to complete the 500 miles.”

“Kind of unusual that Dixon, The King of fuel mileage, got outfoxed by Sato. Do you think Dixon was that tight on fuel that he had to let Sato take lead with the hope of catching him at the end or did CGR underestimate Sato’s ability to run his fuel mixture richer in the final stint?

“The helmet hoses seemed to be an obstacle for two drivers who were a bit urgently getting themselves out of cars on fire…”

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MP 928: The Week In IndyCar, Aug 26, with Bobby Rahal

1986 Indy 500-winning driver and 2020 Indy 500-winning team owner Bobby Rahal returns to The Week In IndyCar to answer listener questions submitted via social media on Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s big victory at the Speedway with Takuma Sato, and opens with a story of a good luck charm that might have made a different in RLLR’s rise to prominence on Sunday.

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MP 929: The Week In Sports Cars, Aug 26, with Pruett & Goodwin

It’s time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast, all driven by listener Q&A, with Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com’s Graham Goodwin.

Discussion Topics:

  1. IMSA (starts at 4m08s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (43m11s)
  3. General (1h24m48s)
  4. Fun (1h44m44s)

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MP 930: Catching Up With Jeff Zwart

The mercurial Jeff Zwart joins us for an episode of Catching Up With to discuss his Pikes Peak International Hill Climb program in a new and ultra-rare Porsche 935.

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Marshall Pruett started his career in auto racing as a teen in 1986 and spent 20 years as a mechanic, engineer, and team manager in open-wheel and sports cars. Most of his career took place in the CART and IRL IndyCar series, IMSA, World Challenge, Indy Lights, Formula Atlantic, Pro Mazda, FF2000, and other training series. He transitioned to his current role as a writer and reporter in 2006, and covers domestic and international racing for his clients.