DARIO FRANCHITTI NEWS

Mike Conway victory validates Ed Carpenter Racing

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car.
Via FOXSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti will drive pace car for Indianapolis 500 in May

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip In October of last year Dario Franchitti suffered a horrible accident at an Indy Car race in Houston.  Franchitti fractured.. Dario Franchitti will drive pace car for Indianapolis 500 in May
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via FOXSports.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti To Drive Pace Car for 2014 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Dario Franchitti’s racing career may be over, but his driving career certainly isn’t done yet. The Scotsman, was chosen by the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to drive the pace car in this May’s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (May 25th/12 PM/ABC). Sources have confirmed this move as the three-time Indy 500 champ...
Via Race Review Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario opens up about retirement

Dario Franchitti made his first press conference appearance Thursday since announcing his abrupt retirement from racing follow his devastating crash on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti suffered spinal injuries, a broken ankle and a concussion from the crash. With the two most coveted trophies in American Open Wheel Racing: The Borg Warner Trophy and the Astor...
Via Formula 1 Blog
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti planning to keep his hands on racing

Dario Franchitti is beginning to feel better and that the effects of a lingering concussion have improved dramatically over the last three weeks. He's still not going to race. On Thursday, more than after a month announcing his retirement, the four-time IndyCar Series champion finally felt well enough to take questions at Ganassi's race shop in Indianapolis. Doctors instructed...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Kanaan get Franchitti's seat?

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan showed up at NASCAR's season finale wearing a red Target hat. It may have been a show of support. It also may have been a sign of things to come. Kanaan, a Miami native, spent time with car owner Chip Ganassi as well as close friend Juan Pablo Montoya at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. But Kanaan offered no insight into what changes might happen...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 5 Possible Replacements for Dario Franchitti With Ganassi

Indianapolis, IN- It was a sad day Thursday afternoon in the world of IndyCar as  driver Dario Franchitti announced he would not return to the series in 2014 and would retire effective immediately. The injuries he suffered in the last lap crash at Houston on October 6th were far too severe to continue racing. Doctors did not clear the three-time Indy 500 champ to return and he was...
Via Race Review Online
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hornish not interested in replacing Franchitti

Sam Hornish Jr. crossed off every goal in IndyCar before leaving the series for NASCAR. With three championships and an Indianapolis 500 victory, Hornish felt there was nothing left to achieve. Now, with one of the best seats in the series suddenly open, Hornish hasn't changed his mind. He said Friday he has no interest in returning to IndyCar to replace Dario Franchitti at...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ganassi: Franchitti heartbroken over retirement

When Dario Franchitti made a rare phone call from Scotland to his boss, Chip Ganassi knew immediately something was off with the driver. He could hear the heartbreak in Franchitti's voice and quickly asked him what was wrong. Franchitti delivered the difficult news: Doctors had told him it was too dangerous to continue racing because of injuries sustained in a crash last month...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: What the Retirement of Dario Franchitti Means for IndyCar

Indianapolis, IN- Shocking news came out of the IndyCar Series Thursday afternoon when three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti announced his retirement from the sport. The Scotsman cited that his injuries suffered in a last lap crash at Houston on October 6th were the reasons he couldn’t continue on. “One month removed from the crash and based upon the expert advice...
Via Race Review Online
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar star Dario Franchitti retires due to health reasons

Three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner and four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti will be unable to continue his auto racing career following his recent crash in Houston.  The IndyCar Series legend ends his career with 31 wins (tied for eighth on the all-time list) and 33 poles (sixth on the all-time list). Franchitti issued this statement today: “Since my racing accident...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti retires on doctors' advice

Dario Franchitti kept racing after the death of best friend Greg Moore. He continued on following the death of former teammate Dan Wheldon. He was eager to drive into his early 40s. He won't get the chance. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series champion reluctantly and abruptly retired Thursday, saying doctors told him it would be too dangerous...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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. 6 crash at Houston. The crash occurred on the last lap when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti's storied racing career comes to an end

In the wake of injuries suffered at the Grand Prix of Houston, Dario Franchitti will end his professional motorsports career. “Since my racing accident in Houston, I have been in the expert care of some of the leading doctors and nurses, all of whom have made my health, my safety and my recovery their top priority.  I am eternally grateful for the medical care I have received...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

October crash has ended Dario Franchitti’s racing career

Following a horrific October crash, Dario Franchitti was forced to announce his retirement from IndyCar racing.
Via Gamedayr
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti Told Playboy About His Scariest Crash Before Houston Crash

You’ve probably already seen IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti’s crash into the fence at the Houston Grand Prix on Oct. 6 (above). Franchitti sustained…
Via Busted Coverage
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar CEO vows no repeat of problems at Houston

The IndyCar Series will do everything possible to prevent a repeat of the accident at Houston that injured more than a dozen people and sent three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti to the hospital with a broken ankle and two fractured vertebrae, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said Wednesday. ''They're looking carefully at fencing and seat placement and all the things...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti has 2nd surgery on broken right ankle

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has undergone another surgery on his broken right ankle. It's the second operation on his ankle since Franchitti was injured in an Oct. 6 accident on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston. He also fractured two vertebrae and suffered a concussion. IndyCar orthopedic consultant Dr. Terry Trammel said Monday's surgery...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti has second ankle surgery

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti had surgery Monday on his broken right ankle.
Via FOXSports.com
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti released from hospital

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was released from a Houston hospital Thursday, four days after fracturing his spine and breaking his right ankle in an IndyCar Series crash. ''I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and I'm thankful to have such a great family and such wonderful friends and fans. Thanks to everyone at the hospital and the...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti released from hospital

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was released from a Houston hospital Thursday, four days after fracturing his spine and breaking his right ankle in an IndyCar Series crash.
Via FOXSports.com
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tagliani to sub for Franchitti at Fontana

Alex Tagliani will take the role of super-sub next weekend for the injured Dario Franchitti at Auto Club Speedway as he will assume the driver role for the #10 Target car. “As a driver you never want an opportunity like this to come under these circumstances, but I’m up for the challenge and looking forward to working with my friend Scott and the whole Target team. I’m thinking...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tagliani to fill in for Franchitti

Alex Tagliani will replace three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in the Oct. 19 season-ending IndyCar race at Fontana. Franchitti remains hospitalized with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion suffered in a last-lap accident Sunday at the Grand Prix of Houston. Tagliani will drive the No. 10 Honda for Target Chip Ganassi Racing at Auto Club Speedway...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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