Jun 29, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT
In his third Goodwood appearance, Kerry drives one of Dale Sr.’s final winning No. 3 Chevrolets from 2000.
Jun 13, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT
Three-time Indy 500 and four-time IndyCar champion Franchitti has become an MBE for his “services to motor racing.”
Jun 12, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Franchitti and a Lotus will be reunited at Silverstone.
May 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
For Dario Franchitti, 2014 will mark a weird transformation to being the pace car driver, rather than racing in the Indianapolis 500.
May 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
Birthdays for two of IndyCar’s best: Dario Franchitti turns 41 today, while Simon Pagenaud turned 30 on Sunday.
Apr 25, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
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.
Apr 12, 2014, 12:51 AM EDT
A whole lot of Dario Franchitti tidbits as the Verizon IndyCar Series has its first two practice sessions at Long Beach.
Mar 25, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT
The Scotsman will become the next in a long line of former Indy winners to have driven the ’500′ pace car.
Mar 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Tony Kanaan takes over No. 10 Target ride, and seeks a return to title contention.
Mar 2, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
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.
Dec 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
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…
Dec 19, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
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…
Dec 19, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT
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…
Dec 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
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…
Dec 11, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT
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…
Dec 8, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
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…
Dec 2, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT
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…
Dec 2, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT
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…
Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
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…
Nov 20, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT
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…
Nov 19, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
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.…
Nov 19, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
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…
Nov 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT
UPDATE, 2:00 p.m. ET: NBCSN IndyCar reporter Marty Snider called into NBCSN’s “SportsDash” on Friday to discuss Franchitti’s injuries and his retirement. ORIGINAL, 12:30 p.m. ET: Chip Ganassi took time from his hectic schedule at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale to discuss the Dario Franchitti forced retirement news and outline preliminary plans for the No. 10…
Nov 15, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT
Some quick thoughts are below from my MotorSportsTalk colleague Chris Estrada and I this morning – written late yesterday – on Dario Franchitti’s forced retirement: Tony DiZinno: I guess immediacy is the nature of the game these days, so rather than give the Dario Franchitti retirement news a little time to stew (and my suggestion…
Nov 14, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT
Unsurprisingly, there’s been an overwhelming outpouring of reactions to the news Dario Franchitti will be forced to retire from racing after his injuries suffered in Houston. We sifted through Twitter and several statements – they’re coming pretty fast and furious – and suffice to say the below copy is no means complete. There are hundreds,…
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