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Dario Franchitti

  1. IndyCar champ Dario Franchitti immortalized in hip-hop song (WARNING: NSFW language)

    Oct 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Indianapolis 500 - Practice

    Prepare to have this track bouncing in your head all day.

  2. Will Power once again in position for IndyCar title – but this time feels different

    Aug 25, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio - Day 2

    The Team Penske pilot has had multiple championship near-misses in his IndyCar career. But this time, it feels like he can finally capture the crown.

  3. High 5: Chip Ganassi Racing’s win streak at Mid-Ohio (VIDEO)

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Honda Indy 200

    A look back at Ganassi’s half-decade of dominance at the old-school road course in the Ohio countryside.

  4. Kerry Earnhardt drives father Dale Sr.’s No. 3 at Goodwood Festival (PHOTO)

    Jun 29, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Subway Jalapeno 250

    In his third Goodwood appearance, Kerry drives one of Dale Sr.’s final winning No. 3 Chevrolets from 2000.

  5. IndyCar: Dario Franchitti made a Member of the Order of the British Empire

    Jun 13, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Shell And Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston

    Three-time Indy 500 and four-time IndyCar champion Franchitti has become an MBE for his “services to motor racing.”

  6. Franchitti to drive old Lotus 25 at Silverstone (VIDEO)

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Franchitti and a Lotus will be reunited at Silverstone.

  7. Franchitti set to pace field, take in 2014 Indy 500 from outside the cockpit

    May 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

    Dario5002014

    For Dario Franchitti, 2014 will mark a weird transformation to being the pace car driver, rather than racing in the Indianapolis 500.

  8. Big couple days for birthdays for Dario Franchitti, Simon Pagenaud

    May 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    James Hinchcliffe look-alike for Belkin in Texas.

    Birthdays for two of IndyCar’s best: Dario Franchitti turns 41 today, while Simon Pagenaud turned 30 on Sunday.

  9. Dario Franchitti to be analyst on new Formula E series telecasts

    Apr 25, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dario Franchitti

    The next chapter of now-retired IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti’s life will be spent in part in front of a television camera. Officials of the new Formula E race series, which begins in September with its debut race in Beijing, China, announced Friday that will be part of the series’ 10 races in the inaugural 2014-15 season.

  10. Verizon IndyCar Notes & Quotes: Long Beach Friday

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:51 AM EDT

    PT and Dario

    A whole lot of Dario Franchitti tidbits as the Verizon IndyCar Series has its first two practice sessions at Long Beach.

  11. Dario Franchitti to drive Indy 500 pace car (UPDATED)

    Mar 25, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

    Photo: IMS

    The Scotsman will become the next in a long line of former Indy winners to have driven the ‘500’ pace car.

  12. Kanaan set for more than just Indy 500 success with Ganassi switch in 2014

    Mar 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan

    Tony Kanaan takes over No. 10 Target ride, and seeks a return to title contention.

  13. Franchitti: “It’s going to take a while to get back to normal”

    Mar 2, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Indianapolis 500 - Practice

    The retired three-time Indy 500 winner reveals he can drive a road car again but still has a long way to go in his recovery efforts.

  14. Kanaan has chance to extend best friends’ legacy in Ganassi’s No. 10

    Dec 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Chip Ganassi, Tony Kanaan

    We’ve written a lot in the week since Ryan Briscoe was picked to be Chip Ganassi Racing’s fourth driver about his return to the team, but not nearly as much about reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan actually taking over the No. 10 Target IndyCar from Dario Franchitti. Things are coming a bit full circle…

  15. Franchitti open to potential broadcast role

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Indianapolis 500 - Practice

    While Dario Franchitti discussed the process leading up to his retirement and recalled some of his best racing memories, he also addressed the future during his media availability on Thursday. The Scot seems to desire a future team role with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, but when asked of the potential to go into broadcasting, Franchitti…

  16. Dario Franchitti discusses retirement and his future (VIDEO)

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg - Day 1

    For the first time since his career-ending accident this past October at the Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti held a press conference today in Indianapolis to talk about his retirement and his future going forward in the sport. Franchitti sustained multiple injuries, including a…

  17. In choosing Briscoe, Ganassi shows that experience matters

    Dec 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Grand Prix of Baltimore - Day 1

    In the end, Chip Ganassi played it safe. Time will tell if that pays off for him. But in signing Ryan Briscoe to take over the fourth seat at his team, Ganassi is betting on veteran leadership to win the day. And when you’re chasing a championship on an annual basis, that quality is very…

  18. TCGR sets press conference for Friday regarding 2014 season

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma - Day 2

    We may be on the verge of finding out who will replace the retired Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet (pictured) for the 2014 IndyCar Series. This afternoon, TCGR confirmed a press conference for Friday morning at the Performance Racing Industry trade show that’s currently ongoing in Indianapolis. The release…

  19. Franchitti’s ride appears down to Briscoe or Tagliani vs. the field

    Dec 8, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Indianapolis 500 - Practice

    Target Chip Ganassi Racing appears close to unwrapping an early Christmas present, in the form of the replacement for the retired Dario Franchitti in its No. 10 Target Chevrolet for 2014 in the very near future. Reports from both Autosport and RACER this week have more or less narrowed the field of contenders, at least…

  20. Kanaan’s image unveiled on Indy 500’s Borg-Warner Trophy

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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    After seeing his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy for the first time today in Indianapolis, 2013 Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan was complimentary of those who worked on his bas-relief image. “I look better than I thought,” the Brazilian said during a special ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum. Kanaan’s place…

  21. Report: Franchitti wants role with Ganassi next season

    Dec 2, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Dario Franchitti

    After retiring last month due to injuries sustained in an October accident at the Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, four-time IndyCar champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has expressed his wishes to return to the paddock in some role with Chip Ganassi Racing. “Chip and I have talked about something next year, I’d…

  22. IndyCar Driver Review: Dario Franchitti

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Shell And Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston

    With the IndyCar season in the books and a limited amount of news to come since the season finale at Fontana, my MotorSportsTalk colleague Chris Estrada and are taking a look back at the 2013 season just past. Chris and I each ranked our top 10 drivers and some of the biggest stories; now we take a look back at…

  23. A tribute to Franchitti’s on-track success (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    IndyCar Pocono Test Auto Racing

    The awesome folks who produce the video for the IndyCar Series, IMS Productions, along with IndyCar directly, have put together this video tribute to the highlights of Dario Franchitti’s illustrious 17-year series career. Franchitti entered as a 23-year-old with the Hogan Racing team in the 1997 CART series, then moved to Team KOOL Green in…

  24. So who could fill Franchitti’s seat at Ganassi?

    Nov 19, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma - Day 2

    With all the on-track action at Austin (Formula One) and Homestead (NASCAR) this weekend, the “let’s think and evaluate about potential Ganassi drivers” post went unwritten here on MotorSportsTalk. Indeed the news Dario Franchitti had to retire due to his injuries sustained at Houston was the tip of the iceberg in terms of this story.…

  25. Report: Could di Resta jump to IndyCar?

    Nov 19, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of Britain reacts in the garage during the first practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur

    Paul di Resta’s future with Force India in Formula One is far from certain, the Scot may have to shift his focus stateside to IndyCar. The cousin of now retired star Dario Franchitti, di Resta admitted in an interview with The Guardian in the UK that IndyCar needs to be taken seriously as an option. “I’ve…

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