Four of the six contenders advanced to the final fast six round of qualifying. He was usually Honda’s lead driver, and if his win after a non-penalty in the pack race at Auto Club Speedway is partially owed to luck, his popular hometown triumph at Mid-Ohio was totally deserved. Justin Wilson’s death meant the motor
INDYCAR PRESS RELEASE ? LEXINGTON, Ohio — Dario Franchitti turned to Gil de Ferran and, appropriately during breakfast, said that their longtime shared Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course lap record was toast. Franchitti set the qualifying lap record of 1 minute, 05.347 seconds on Aug. 13, 1999, and de Ferran matched it 364 days later. After [...]
Until today the long-standing lap record at Mid-Ohio was 1:05.347, set identically by Gil de Ferran in 1999 and Dario Franchitti in 2000. That record was broken today by Scott Dixon. Several times, in fact. Read more...
Dario Franchitti returned to the wheel of a single-seater as he tested the Formula E car in Moscow.
In the lead-up to the 2015 Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon decided to prank young racecar driver Sage Karam by turning his Chevrolet Camaro into the Karamo. Continue reading Franchitti, Kanaan, and Dixon...Show More Summary
Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon cooked up a brilliant prank for their young, brash 20-year-old teammate Sage Karam: Take his brand-new Camaro and have it wrapped...in an unmistakable color... Watch as the IndyCar hotshoe reacts to seeing his pride and joy turn up in a less manly motif... Read more...
With so much attention focused on Will Power capturing his first IndyCar championship, Tony Kanaan's win in the series' season-ending race at Fontana took second stage.
The FIA Formula E electric open-wheel racing series has some big names associated with it, whether its Dario Franchitti in the commentary box or former Formula One drivers behind the wheel, and the championship is still announcing races for its inaugural season. Show More Summary
In 2010, 45 years after Jim Clark drove his Lotus 38 Ford to a dominant win at the 1965 Indy 500, Dario Franchitti got to live out a dream by strapping in and driving his hero's car himself. Dario had just come off a season in which he scored both his second Indy 500 win and the IndyCar title. Read more...
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
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...
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.
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 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
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 […]