Highlights from the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 96th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 27, 2012 WINNER: Dario Franchitti AVERAGE SPEED: 167.734 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Franchitti was getting pushed by Takuma Sato on the final lap when Sato challenged him low in Turn 1. Sato lost control as the cars touched, sending him into the wall. Franchitti went on to victory with Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon finishing second. The victory...
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Dario Franchitti test drives the Formula E car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti got back behind the wheel of a single-seater racing car last weekend as the FIA Formula E series arrived in Russia for the Moscow ePrix. Franchitti, who has retired from motor racing after sustaining injuries in a horrific crash on Oct. 6, 2013 at the Grand Prix of Houston, now commentates to the Formula E series alongside Jack...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Franchitti opens up about career-ending crash in blog entry

On the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013, Dario Franchitti found himself launched into the air after contact with Takuma Sato’s car and up into the catch fence. The impact left him with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion, ultimately ending his racing career. Earlier this week, Franchitti opened up about his crash in a blog post on The...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Justin Wilson Comes Full Circle

FONTANA, Calif. — Verizon Indy Car Series (VICS) driver Justin Wilson returns to the track at the Auto Club Speedway (ACS) for the MAVTV500 season finale on Saturday night. Last year in the season finale at ACS, Wilson suffered a potential career ending accident involving Tristan Vautier, who was unable to see through the smoke of Wilson’s spinning car and ended up driving directly...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reagan has keys to the KU offense and baby, that's him driving

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Julia Child hands you the knife. Dario Franchitti offers to ride shotgun. Ian Gillan leans over and declares that dude, you should be singing lead on this one. Charlie Weis calls you and says, Run my offense. Complete autonomy. Hands-off. Your show. Hey, if you were John Reagan, you'd do a double take, too. "When I got it, we were in the midst of a championship...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Conway victory validates Ed Carpenter Racing

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car.
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti to Drive Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 Pace Car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has served as the pace car, starting in 1967 - and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and he is only the third driver ever to win at least...

Franchitti to drive pace car for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May.
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti To Drive Pace Car for 2014 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Dario Franchitti’s racing career may be over, but his driving career certainly isn’t done yet. The Scotsman, was chosen by the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to drive the pace car in this May’s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (May 25th/12 PM/ABC). Sources have confirmed this move as the three-time Indy 500 champ...
Via Race Review Online
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Franchitti planning to keep his hands on racing

Dario Franchitti is beginning to feel better and that the effects of a lingering concussion have improved dramatically over the last three weeks. He's still not going to race. On Thursday, more than after a month announcing his retirement, the four-time IndyCar Series champion finally felt well enough to take questions at Ganassi's race shop in Indianapolis. Doctors instructed...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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