Indy 500 trophy leaves US for 1st time for Japanese visit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Borg-Warner Trophy that honors the Indianapolis 500 winner left the United States for the first time in its 82 years on Tuesday to celebrate Takuma Sato's victory in Japan.

The trophy's permanent home is the museum at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It headed to Tokyo for a 15-day tour of festivities for Sato, the first Japanese winner of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

The tour also is celebrating Honda's 12th Indianapolis 500 victory.

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