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Dario Franchitti's storied racing career comes to an end

In the wake of injuries suffered at the Grand Prix of Houston, Dario Franchitti will end his professional motorsports career. “Since my racing accident in Houston, I have been in the expert care of some of the leading doctors and nurses, all of whom have made my health, my safety and my recovery their top priority.  I am eternally grateful for the medical care I have received...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Dario Franchitti breaks back in frightening crash

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti broke his back during a horrific crash at the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti’s car went airborne on the final lap of the race. Here’s the video:
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

INDYCAR: Fresh Start For Franchitti

Except for that day in May when he won his third Indy 500, Dario Franchitti’s 2012 season must have felt like the racing gods were having fun at his expense.
Via Speed Network
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Franchitti, Judd divorcing

IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti and actress Ashley Judd reportedly are getting a divorce after being married for over a decade. 

Via Speleb
January 29, 2013  |  4 Comments

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti Better Off Starting Mid-Pack in 2012

Dario Franchitti has one win this year and it happened to come in the biggest race of the season. The Ganassi driver won the Indianapolis 500 from the 16th starting position. Indy was a rare poor qualifying effort for the Scotsman this season. And if you looked at Franchitti's career results and starting positions this season, you would think he'd be wrapping up his fourth...
Via Race Review Online
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti paces practice in Toronto

Slumping Dario Franchitti had a good day on track in Toronto, where the four-time IndyCar champion is hoping to turn his season around. Franchitti was fastest of all the drivers in Friday's practice session at Exhibition Place. Franchitti is the defending race winner. Simon Pagenaud was second fastest and was followed by Franchitti's teammate, Scott Dixon. Pagenaud later...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Franchitti blows engine, out of race at Iowa

Pole sitter Dario Franchitti was knocked out of the IndyCar race Saturday night in Iowa after his engine blew out before the green flag dropped. Franchitti's car started smoking on the backstretch, just after a caution flag came out because of issues with Alex Tagliani's car. Franchitti says the engine, which he used to win the Indianapolis 500 in May, was making strange...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Franchitti weighs in on high banking

Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti says he's still ''not very comfortable'' racing on a high-banked oval. The Indianapolis 500 was the first IndyCar race on an oval since Dan Wheldon's fatal accident in last season's finale at Las Vegas. But the June 9 race in Texas will be the first on a high-banked track similar to Las Vegas. Franchitti tested...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Indy 500 Heat Likely Had Winner Dario Franchitti Asking for More Than Celebratory Milk After Race

This year's Indianapolis 500 won't go down as the hottest one on record, but it was close. The temperature hit 91 degrees at the end of Sunday's race, leaving it one degree shy of the 1937 record, The Associated Press reports. 91, 92, who's counting? When you get to temperatures that high, the environment becomes rather uncomfortable regardless of the exact figure...
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Franchitti sees greater emphasis on safety

Dario Franchitti says the IndyCar Series is putting a greater emphasis on safety this offseason. The four-time series champ and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner says the crash that killed Dan Wheldon in October has renewed the effort of series officials to make the sport safer, and that he's pleased drivers have been included throughout the discussions. Franchitti, a Scotsman...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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