Dario Franchitti needs to make a move soon if he's going to get back into the IndyCar points race this season. A big result in Toronto on one of his favorite tracks could give him the boost he needs.
Franchitti enters this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto eighth in the driver's standings with 216 points, 70 behind leader Will Power. But he's the defending champion at the Toronto street track near the city's Exhibition grounds and has won the race two of the past three years.
He'll be looking for another win to close in on some of his rivals, including local favorite James Hinchcliffe.
''I've always loved racing in Toronto,'' the Scotsman said. ''It started there in 1997 ... getting my first pole position. I've always enjoyed the track and the challenge of the bumpy surface and the multiple surface changes there.
''I definitely love the fans up there. There's quite a big Scottish and Italian expat community up there,...