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Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indy [w/video]

Dario Franchitti may no longer be up for racing in the wake of his crash in Houston five months ago, but the three-time Indy 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series champion won't be left out of the action altogether. To start with,Show More Summary

That Time I Met Dario Franchitti And Didn't Even Realize

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We hosted a short press event yesterday morning at the Classic Car Club Manhattan. The good folks at GM brought along the 2014 Indy 500 Pace Car; a brand new Camaro Z28, y'know, the one that brakes so hard the tires lose traction on the wheels. Oh ya, and they brought Dario Franchitti too. Read more...

Dario Franchitti to Pilot Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pace Car at Indy 500

Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will take his place behind the wheel of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 pace car for the 98th Indianapolis 500.

Dario Franchitti To Pace Indy 500 Using 2014 Camaro Z/28

Recently retired racing driver Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion, will be pacing this year’s ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ from behind the wheel of a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Franchitti’s appearance at the Indy 500 signals a new start after his career-ending crash last...

Dario Franchitti: Ashley Judd Says Indy 500 Racer Will ‘Always Be My Loved One’

Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd have apparently completely mended their marriage relationship almost a year later after things started to sour. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Dario Franchitti, Ashley Judd split happened in January of 2013 after 11 years of marriage, although they never officially divorced. Show More Summary

Should Paul Di Resta Follow Dario Franchitti to IndyCar?

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

Dario Franchitti Retires from IndyCar

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

  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 […]

Complete Timeline of Dario Franchitti's Career

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

An Unfitting End To Dario Franchitti's Career

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Racer, Hemmings, and Petrolicious. Read more...

Serious Medical Considerations Forces The Retirement Of Dario Franchitti

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 [...]

IndyCar star Dario Franchitti announces retirement

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

Dario Franchitti, Three-Time Indy 500 Champion, Retires

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

Breaking: Dario Franchitti to retire following aftermath of Houston wreck

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

Dario Franchitti To Retire From Racing Due To Spinal Injuries Suffered In Houston Indy Crash

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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 forced to retire from racing after crash

5 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

Dario Franchitti Announces Retirement After Injuries Sustained in Crash

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

Dario Franchitti retires, citing injury from Houston wreck

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

Dario Franchitti Retires From IndyCar Racing After Houston Injuries

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

Doctors Tell Franchitti He Can No Longer Race

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

Franchitti forced to retire from racing

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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