As Paul di Resta's options for an F1 race seat in 2014 slowly dry up, an intriguing alternative has emerged: Taking over Dario Franchitti's place in IndyCar. Such a move would not be unprecedented. In fact, the 2013 IndyCar season featured three drivers with F1 race experience: Takuma Sato, Sebastien Bourdais and Justin Wilson. Show More Summary
Watching the penultimate round of the 2013 Formula 1 at the Circuit of the Americas and following finale of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, my mind has been devoted to the IndyCar Series. Involved in a three-car crash in the second race of the Shell/ Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston with Takuma Sato […]
It was an unlikely path that took George Franchitti —who preferred to go by his middle name of Dario—from his native Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, to the top of the IndyCar world. Unable to get a full-time ride in Formula One, the...Show More Summary
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BY DAVE GRAYSON Indy Car Series champion, and three time Indianapolis 500 champion, announced his retirement from racing based on some serious injuries sustained from a racing accident last month. Franchitti, 40, suffered a fractured spine, a broken ankle and concussion after a serious crash in Houston, Texas on Oct 6. In an emotionally charged statement, Franchitti [...]
Photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway. One of the true greats of modern American open-wheel racing is reluctantly hanging it up. The lingering effects of a horrific crash at last month’s IndyCar street race in Houston have forced Dario Franchitti to end his driving career, which saw him win the Indianapolis 500 three times and four […]
After suffering a near fatal accident at the Houston Grand Prix, Dario Franchitti, three-time Indy 500 champion, has decided to end his racing career. Franchitti said that he is following doctors advise in reaching the difficult decision. Show More Summary
Dario Franchitti will heed the advice of doctors and retire from competitive racing. Franchitti, 40, was seriously injured at last month's Grand Prix of Houston when his Indy car speared off the track and into the catch fencing, injuring both himself and spectators. Show More Summary
Just last month, IndyCar racer Dario Franchitti suffered a scary wreck after touching wheels with Takuma Sato at the Houston Grand Prix. Today, Franchitti announced he is retiring from racing as a result of the head and spinal injuries suffered in the accident. The decision was made "based on the expert advice of the doctors who have trated and...
Dario Franchitti, the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, has been told by doctors that he can no longer race because of injuries he sustained in a crash last month. Franchitti broke his ankle and vertebrae and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash in Houston. He twice had surgery on his ankle and is recovering […]
Prolific IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti announced his retirement on Thursday after sustaining two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion in an Oct. 6 crash at the Houston Grand Prix. Team Target reported the news,...Show More Summary
Three-time Indy 500 champion and four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti, injured in a wreck several weeks ago, has decided to retire. "One month removed from the crash and based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have...Show More Summary
Three time Indy 500 champion and four time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will not race anymore after his crash at the Houston Grand Prix. The risk of future injury is just too high. Read more...
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month. Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. Show More Summary
Dario Franchitti has been forced to retire from motor racing as a result of the injuries he sustained during a massive IndyCar accident last month's Grand Prix of Houston.
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Finally some GOOD news coming from the celebrity love line! Ashley Judd has decided to get back together with her estranged car racing hubby Dario Franchitti. The Divergent actress mysteriously separated from her three-time Indy 500 winning husband wayyyyy back in January, so why the change of heart all these months later?? The flame started to [...]
It’s not uncommon for Hollywood romances to end badly, but it looks like Ashley Judd's 11-year marriage may have found new life. According to a report, the “Double Jeopardy” dame is getting back together with her estranged husband Dario...Show More Summary
Looks like Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti aren't ready to throw in the towel quite yet. Us Weekly reports that the actress, 45, and race car driver, 40, are attempting to patch up their 11-year marriage after initially announcing their separation in January. The impetus for the change of heart? Franchitti's horrifying Oct. Show More Summary
Ashley Judd, 45, is reportedly changing her mind about ex-husband, Indy race car driver Dario Franchitti, 40. The former couple, who seemed to have ended their relationship on good terms, was reunited after Franchitti’s spectacular accident at the Houston Grand Prix on October 6 which landed him in the hospital for a few days with... Show More Summary