It’s been a rough year and a half since Dario Franchitti won his third consecutive Izod IndyCar Series championship in 2011 and fourth title in five years.
He lost his dear friend Dan Wheldon in a crash which ended the season finale in ’11 and handed the title to Franchitti. He then had one of his worst seasons in IndyCar in 2012.
Despite winning his third Indianapolis 500 in ’12 the rest of the season wasn’t how he thought they’d be. He finished seventh in the points and finished outside the top 10 in nine of the 15 races.
Obviously hopes were higher for this season but things haven’t gone off to a great start. He finished dead last in 25th place in the season opener on March 24 at St. Petersburg after getting out of the pits too hot. Franchitti tried to accelerate too fast on his out lap and hit the outside wall. The day was done for the No. 10 Target Honda after a tough weekend.
The series returned to action this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park for the second race of the seaso...