INDIANAPOLIS — When Takuma Sato strolls into his garage at Indianapolis, he gets a quick glimpse into the two distinct paths that have defined these past 12 months.
There’s the wall that features front pages from two Japanese newspapers with his arms raised in victory. Back home, he’s a national hero.
A few feet away, on another wall, is a poster of team owner A.J. Foyt wearing an Indianapolis 500 winner’s ring -- a stark reminder of what happened last May and of Sato’s primary goal this month.