Takuma Sato won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race.
Sato, 36, drives for the team of legendary racer A.J. Foyt, and this was the team's first victory in more than a decade.
"This is just amazing," Sato told a television audience after he climbed atop his car — which carries No. 14, the number Foyt used during his career — and waved a Japanese flag.
"The car was great, pit stops were perfect," said Sato, who started fourth. "Just an incredible feeling."
Graham Rahal finished second after fruitlessly trying to chase down Sato over the last 30 laps of the 80-lap race. Justin Wilson was third, and Dario Franchitti finished fourth.