Second place Scott Dixon, the puppy group, looked at the winner of Takuma Sato and third place Sebastian Bourdais and said, "It's a geriatric stand."
Two weeks after Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar's age at the age of 18, older NTT IndyCar brothers bend their muscles and knew they dominated the Honda Grand Prix in Alabama.
Starting in half, the 42-year-old Sato led 74 out of 90 laps in the RLL MiJack Honda and held 37-year-old Dixon and 40-year-old Bourdais for the fourth win in his IndyCar career.
"I feel great – this is the cleanest race I've ever won," said the Japanese cousin now in his second style with Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan. "This is a very physically challenging path, but I'm mentally and physically a happy man.
"We did not expect such a dominance, but my engineers and crew did a fantastic job."
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Observed that Mario Andretti (53) was the oldest winner in history, and Emerson Fittipaldi and Johnny Rutherford were in the race for victory at the age of 48, Sato answered the old question.
"I'm glad to hear that, I might have another 10 years," he said, an eternally fortunate veteran. "Like I said, it's extremely difficult, but I have a tough physical routine and I still feel much younger.
"And that's what I like in this series. Everyone can be at the top of the time table, no matter how young or old you are."
At the end of the second straight sixth time at Barber Motorsports Park in his NTT Data Honda, Dixon did what he was known for – gaining the most points when his car was not so good.
"This field is extremely difficult with all these fast-moving kids and some of our older boys," said five-time champion IndyCar. "It's very important that sport has new faces and winners – just not also many. "
Bourdais's fuel-saving and tire-saving talents served him well on the two-way strategy for his team Seal Fast Honda.
"It was our plan for the starting pit 29th or 30th round, but my team had more confidence in me than me," said the always-competitive Frenchman who could only keep 26 laps before he started to stand. But his experience was useful during the final stages when his rear tires were gone and he was trying to repair Dixon.
"I knew I had to be careful and you can feel when my left guard disappeared, so that's part of playing with my strength for years. I still can ride 10/10 at age 40 and I have no problems (physically). It was a good result on the challenging track.
And they have shown that they still have good miles.