Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti topped the speed chart Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning a lap at an average of 224.236 mph in the fifth practice session for the May 26 race.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver is trying to match the race record of four victories held by A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.
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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.
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