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Andretti Autosport Wins the 101st Indy 500 Using Advanced Software by DigiPen

For the second year in a row, Andretti Autosport came out on top at the Indianapolis 500, and it happened once again with the help of software developed by DigiPen Research & Development, comprised of faculty and alumni.

IndyCar driver Takumo Sato, the first Japanese winner of the annual racing event, narrowly beat out three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a late-race duel that saw both racers pushing upwards of 230 miles per hour. It was reportedly the most-attended sporting event in history, with over 300,000 guests.

In addition to his powerful Honda engine, Sato and his teammates had another tool at hand in the form of data analysis and visualization software created in the R&D engineering lab at DigiPen’s Redmond campus. This marks the third season that DigiPen has been working as a strategic partner of the Andretti team.

You can read more about the history of DigiPen’s contributions to the world of auto racing. Congratulations to the entire Andretti Autosport team for their well-earned victory!