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INDIANAPOLIS -- There are many candidates that could considered for the No. 4 spot on the all-time best Indianapolis 500 drivers list and the competition for that position includes some of the greatest names in the history of the race. As stated in...
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...
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...
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...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his 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...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May.
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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...
Dario Franchitti was back with his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in street clothes, a reluctant spectator because of his forced retirement from racing.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner announced in November that doctors had advised him it was too dangerous to resume his career following an accident in an IndyCar race at Houston in October. Franchitti...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014
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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.
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013