INDIANAPOLIS- Only 13 of the 34 drivers on the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 entry-list took to the famed 2.5-mile oval Indianapolis Motor Speedway today for opening day.
Cooler temperatures and windy conditions can be blamed as only 15 cars took to the track counting the T cars that Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon drove.
None of the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan trio or Andretti...
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...
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.
IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti and actress Ashley Judd reportedly are getting a divorce after being married for over a decade.
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...
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.
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
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.
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May 29, 2012
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...
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...
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December 20, 2011