The 'Summer lovin', had me a blast' quiz

With three of the big four sports currently in their offseasons, athletes have time to live life and celebrate other events that are just as important as hoisting a championship. That’s right, folks, we’re talking about getting hitched, and summer is wedding season for world-class athletes, too.Just this past weekend, Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart in their hometown...
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IndyCar drivers Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint in Taco Bell drive-thru

The IndyCar world has descended upon Indianapolis for the biggest race of the year, and we’ve already seen some crazy stuff happening on the track. On Sunday night, another crazy thing occurred, though this happened off the track as Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at an Indianapolis Taco Bell, per FOX 59 in Indianapolis.Franchitti and Dixon were reportedly...
Via Sportsnaut
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti discusses his concussion in case study video

A new video by SAFEisFAST features four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti and Dr. Steve Olvey talking about Franchitti’s concussion and his decision to retire. Franchitti was involved in a frightening last-lap collision during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. Franchitti suffered a large concussion in the incident...
Via FOX Sports
March 06, 2017

Highlights from the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 91st Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 27, 2007 WINNER: Dario Franchitti AVERAGE SPEED: 151.774 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Once again, rain played havoc with ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.'' There was a three-hour delay with Tony Kanaan, still chasing his first Indy 500 victory, sitting in the lead. The track was eventually dried and the race restarted, but a crash on Lap 162 between...
Via Associated Press
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti test drives the Formula E car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti got back behind the wheel of a single-seater racing car last weekend as the FIA Formula E series arrived in Russia for the Moscow ePrix. Franchitti, who has retired from motor racing after sustaining injuries in a horrific crash on Oct. 6, 2013 at the Grand Prix of Houston, now commentates to the Formula E series alongside Jack...
Via FOX Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Franchitti opens up about career-ending crash in blog entry

On the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013, Dario Franchitti found himself launched into the air after contact with Takuma Sato’s car and up into the catch fence. The impact left him with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion, ultimately ending his racing career. Earlier this week, Franchitti opened up about his crash in a blog post on The...
Via FOX Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Justin Wilson Comes Full Circle

FONTANA, Calif. — Verizon Indy Car Series (VICS) driver Justin Wilson returns to the track at the Auto Club Speedway (ACS) for the MAVTV500 season finale on Saturday night. Last year in the season finale at ACS, Wilson suffered a potential career ending accident involving Tristan Vautier, who was unable to see through the smoke of Wilson’s spinning car and ended up driving directly...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti to Drive Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 Pace Car

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has served as the pace car, starting in 1967 - and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and he is only the third driver ever to win at least...

Franchitti to drive pace car for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May.
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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