Indy race car driver dario franchitti 2016

Indy 500 winners castroneves, montoya, franchitti, kanaan. A new car was introduced for the 2012 season, in which franchitti only scored 1 victory in the. Dario franchitti holds up three fingers in victory lane after winning the 96th running of the indy 500 in 2012. Follow fourtime indycar series champion dario franchitti in part 2 of our documentary charting his return to racing after horrendous injuries suffered in 20. Nascar cup series results races click on the race to see the complete results for that race. Nov 14, 20 champion indycar driver dario franchitti told he cannot race again after horrific houston crash. The indycar iracing challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of ntt indycar series drivers, continue. Threetime indy 500 winner dario franchitti, new indy 500 team owner elton julian from dragonspeed, and driver james davison from the dale coyne racing with byrdhollingerbelardi program join us for the day at indy on thursday, may 16, where. Threetime indy 500 winner franchitti scores victory in. Dario franchitti was born on may 19, 1973 in edinburgh, scotland. Arca menards series statistics 1979present only click on the year to see the standings for that year.

Franchitti has also driven in nascar and sportscar races. The day at indy, may 16, with dario franchitti, elton. Dario franchitti may not have competed in an indycar race since his career came to an abrupt end on sunday, october 6, 20 outside the astrodome and nrg stadium on the streets of houston, texas. Indy rookie max chilton takes franchittis advice with good humor. On 27 may 2007, franchitti won a rain shortened indianapolis 500, finishing under a yellow flag after an. Indianapolis 500 pole sitter scott dixon and former 500 champion dario franchitti were robbed by two teenagers at a taco bell drivethru sunday night, police said.

The drivers were waiting in the drivethru line at taco bell, 3502 w. Get the best deals on greenlight diecast racing cars indy 1. By dave caldwell and jill painter lopez may 28, 2016. But the twotime indy 500 will still be in most driver s minds may 27 during the running of the sports biggest. May 09, 2014 dario franchitti speaks about life after split from ashley judd scots racing driver dario franchitti is rattling about his stately pile after splitting from hollywood star ashley judd, he. Winning the 97th edition of the indianapolis 500 mile race is certainly more than a big payday.

To return to the car after being sidelined, a driver must be cleared by a neurologist not associated with. It set open wheel racing back quite a bit when it came to quality of teams and drivers. Indianapolis 500 pole sitter scott dixon and threetime winner dario franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant drivethru on. Mar 28, 2014 dario franchitti returns to indycar as a spectator. The 2002 cart race featured the 42nd and final win of michael andrettis illustrious career. Champion indycar driver dario franchitti told he cannot race. The day at indy, may 16, with dario franchitti, elton julian, and james davison may 16, 2019 5. Indycar announced on february 24, 2016, the hiring of three race stewards. Still, a driver is a driver if you ask a driver and youd be hardpressed to find a driver that doesnt think she can race any vehicle on any track at any time.

Triple indy500 winner dario franchitti to make race of. Chip ganassi racing s driver advisor dario franchitti says hes excited by the prospect of felix rosenqvist on the team next year, but has also defended the departed ed jones who endured a. Nov 14, 20 dario franchitti to retire from motor racing 0. At home with dario franchitti local news wthr indianapolis. Memo to threetime indianapolis 500 champion dario franchitti.

He became a divorcee after separating from his wife and suffered a terrible car crash in 20s gran prix held in houston, texas, after a couple of months of separation. Dario franchitti retires from indycar after accident. Scott dixon, the defending verizon indycar series champion, might be the best race car driver you dont know. Fourtime indycar champion franchitti to make racing. Champion indycar driver dario franchitti told he cannot.

The race is remembered historically as a moment of firsts for the event. Before careerending crash, dario franchitti was on way. My only regret in driving the car was that i couldnt be standing in the pits. Ashley judds estranged husband, dario franchitti, announced via twitter on thursday, nov. Dec 23, 2019 with series points leader dario franchitti dominating the majority of the race, sarah fisher racings ed carpenter found himself right up front with the leaders in the final restart 23 laps. Nov 14, 20 dario franchitti crash causes driver retirement. Meet new wife after divorce with former flame former racing car driver dario franchitti has a memorable 20 for he suffered multiple tragedies. Threetime indy 500 champion dario franchitti explained to nbc sports why the brickyard means so much and touched on the family ties that bind indianapolis motor speedway year after year. Chip ganassi racings driver advisor dario franchitti says hes excited by the prospect of felix rosenqvist on the team next year, but has also defended the departed ed jones who endured a. Dario franchitti wins sonoma indycar pole the mercury news. Click on the site to see all races run at that track view career statistics for dario franchitti. Dario is definitely up there but one of the best is hard to say.

He is a four time indycar series champion 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, a threetime winner of the indianapolis 500 2007, 2010, 2012 as well as a winner of the 24 hours of daytona. The event will bring a big field of indycar drivers, including a few newbies to the iracing game. I became the first fourtime winner, and i had my own car that we built, my own. Following an injury from a racing accident in 20, franchitti announced his retirement from racing and became an advisor for chip ganassi racing and co. Virtual racing puts nascar, indycar ahead in sports. But his racing career so far lacked major championship success and americas greatest prize of all. May 18, 2016 perhaps the strongest pure driver on this list, stewart led his first 500 by more than a lap with only nine to go when his lola car broke down. Ap dario franchitti found a spot on the chip ganassi racing timing stand and settled in for the first indycar practice of the season. This makes for great spectating as you have threetime indy 500 winners like dario franchitti struggling to stay on track, while older folks like. The wreck occurred in the last lap of the race, when japanese driver takuma sato bumped franchittis car, sending it airborne into the protective. For the first time ever, he is opening the doors to his private estate. Indy winner dario franchitti, others hurt in houston race wreck. On 27 may 2007, franchitti won a rainshortened indianapolis 500, finishing under a yellow flag after an.

He tested a chip ganassi racingprepared indy car for the team in both 2016. Nov 14, 20 franchitti won four indycar championships and three indy 500s in a career that started in 1997. Exindycar driver dario franchitti says dale earnhardt jr. Ntt indycar series results races click on the race to see the complete results for that race. Indycar dario franchitti and helio castroneves shooting. Dario franchitti born 19 may 1973 is a scottish racing driver. Dario franchitti retiring from race car driving due to injuries. Ex indycar driver dario franchitti says dale earnhardt jr. Helio castroneves, dario franchitti after fourth indy 500. The veteran and driver and nbcsn race analyst looks to make his 10th start in the greatest spectacle i. Dario franchitti, johnny herbert, david brabham, emanuele pirro. Hell, if you look at bourdais during his championship seasons his win percentage was 50%. Dario franchitti joins racers marshall pruett to recount his first indycar win, taken 20 years ago at road america in the team kool green reynardhonda. Indycar and ntt are working to drive digital innovations that enhance the fan.

Mar 20, 2014 divergent actress ashley judd opens up about her relationship with estranged husband dario franchitti, saying, hell always be my loved one. Indycar drivers dixon, franchitti robbed at gunpoint. Profile for racing driver dario franchitti from britain. Indycar driver tony kanaan, of brazil, practices on his racing simulator in his home in indianapolis, saturday, march 28, 2020. He is known for his work on turbo 20, driven 2001 and born racer 2018. Franchitti excited by prospect of rosenqvist in indycar. Dario franchitti stats, race results, wins, news, record. Dario franchitti net worth salary and career earnings. Dario franchitti is a fourtime indycar series champion 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, a threetime winner of the indianapolis 500 2007, 2010, 2012 and winner of the 24 hours of daytona 2008. Dario franchitti birth may 19, 1973 in edinburgh, scotland. Dario franchitti to retire from motor racing indycar news. May 22, 2017 indycar drivers scott dixon and dario franchitti were robbed at gunpoint sunday evening at a taco bell a few blocks away from indianapolis motor speedway. Kanaan, along with other indycar drivers and nascars jimmie johnson will compete in the series inaugural virtual racing event saturday. Champion indycar driver dario franchitti told he cannot race again after horrific houston crash.

Franchitti won the rainshortened indianapolis 500 and used that momentum as a. Jul 15, 2016 exindycar driver dario franchitti says dale earnhardt jr. Dario franchitti wanted for little as he entered 2007. Indycar goes iracing as latest series to offer fans content. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year.

Gearing up for the race, threetime champion dario franchitti sat down with us to talk about how hes preparing, what his goals are for the race, and what makes this race in particular so challenging. Threetime indy 500 winner dario franchitti, new indy 500 team owner elton julian from dragonspeed, and driver james davison from the dale. Get the latest race results, news, videos, pictures, win record and more for dario franchitti on. The two other drivers were able to leave their cars and walk away. Meet eleanor franchitti, formerly known as eleanor robb.

In over 100 years of racing at the indianapolis motor speedway, dario franchitti stands in very exclusive company as just one of only ten drivers to win the indianapolis 500 three or more times. Dario franchitti gets wired to find out the exact forces he withstands and exerts while in the cockpit of a race car and proves once and for all that indycar. May 17, 2016 indy rookie max chilton takes franchittis advice with good humor. Ashley judd talks estranged husband dario franchitti, divergent. Dario franchitti celebrates winning the 96th indianapolis 500 in 2012. May 22, 2016 the driver, while retired from racing, returned to indianapolis motor speedway in 2014 to drive the pace car for the race. He is best known for winning the indycar series championship four times in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Hot wheels real riders dario franchitti izod indycar racing series 1. Franchitti to drive pace car for indy 500 performance.

Threetime indy 500 winner franchitti scores victory in racing legends esports race mar 28, 2020 threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti defeated a stellar field of formula 1, indycar and sportscar legends to win torque esports the race all. Threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti, 40, crashed into a safety fence on the final. Dario is a great person, a superb driver and a motorsports legend. Dario franchitti archives motorsportstalk nbc sports.

The fourtime series champion won the indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012. Jun 23, 2018 dario franchitti joins racers marshall pruett to recount his first indycar win, taken 20 years ago at road america in the team kool green reynardhonda. Dario franchitti used the final indycar series test of 20 to hold his first media session since announcing he would be unable to continue his racing career. Dixon, and friends and former teammates tony kanaan and dario franchitti.

Dario franchitti involved in crash at grand prix of. He has spent the majority of his career racing in sports cars and grand tourers, with a career highlight of winning the 2014 12 hours of sebring. Im sitting at home watching the 2016 24 hours of le mans on tv. Franchitti, 46 and a four times indycar champion, came out on top after 11 laps of silverstones national circuit in simulated 1975 brabham bt44 cars with. Dario franchitti simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thats threetime indianapolis 500 winning driver and fourtime ntt indycar series champion dario franchitti, who works closely with. Returns to rahal letterman lanigan racing, with whom he first raced in 2012, for his third season with the team. George dario marino franchitti, mbe born 19 may 1973 is a scottish former racing driver and. Its the marquee accomplishment in a race car driver s career, the confluence of speed, skill and good fortune over 200 laps on the persnickety 2. The team penske driver notches the 46th pole of his indy car career. The top guys were really good but there were a lot that werent. Results castroneves breaks track record on way to winning phoenix pol.

Threetime indianapolis 500 winner and fourtime indycar champion dario franchitti will return to racing for the first time since his 20 accident at next months goodwood revival. Indycar drivers scott dixon, dario franchitti robbed at indy. Dario franchitti hair indy 500 driver dario franchitti. Threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti fractured two vertebrae and broke his right ankle when his car went airborne into a fence sunday on the last lap of the grand prix of houston. On may 15, 2016, information was revealed that charlie kimball would be using car number 42 instead of his usual 83 for the indianapolis 500. The brazilian, who won his f1 titles in 1972 and 1974, joined a stellar field of drivers from the americas and europe in an over40s race organised by torque esports and. Won 101st indianapolis 500 for andretti autosport, outdueling helio castroneves for the win and erasing memories of the 2012 indianapolis 500, when he spun and crashed trying to pass dario franchitti on the final lap. Race car driver and living legend dario franchitti may have crashed into a wall during the 198th lap of this weekends indy 500, unceremoniously ending the race in the favor of perennial non. Retired indycar driver dario franchitti is back home. May 18, 2015 20 crash cost dario franchitti more than his racing career.

Dario franchitti was an established star in the cart sanctioned indycar series. Eleanor franchitti dario franchittis new wife bio, wiki. Franchitti started his career in his native united kingdom in the early 1990s, competing in formula vauxhall and formula three and was also the winner of the mclaren autosport brdc award in 1992. Dario franchitti my all time fav indycar racing driver. Dario franchitti, takuma sato battle into turn 1 in 2012 indianapolis. Indycars top driver of the decade did more in less time.

Indycar driver dario franchitti talks indy 500 youtube. Dario franchitti speaks about life after split from ashley. Driver dario franchittis nascar cup series races racing. Then the flying scot moved onand won three f1 world championships. Ahead of the 100th indianapolis 500 on sunday, nine past winners reminisced about.

Stewart returned in the 1970s to add his brogue and race cred to abcs indy 500. Indycar driver dario franchitti exits his car after winning the pole position during qualifying for the indy grand prix of sonoma at sonoma raceway in. Threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti, 40, crashed into a. George dario marino franchitti, mbe born 19 may 1973 is a scottish former racing driver and current motorsport commentator from scotland. Aug 07, 2007 indycar driver dario franchitti was flying high in may after he won the indianapolis 500, but at the michigan international speedway on sunday, he defied death after a horrendous seven car crash. For a time, dario franchitti was a dominant force in the indianapolis 500. Mar 25, 2014 threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the indy 500 in may. Champion indycar driver dario franchitti told he cannot race again after horrific houston crash threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti, 40, crashed into a. Franchitti moved higher up the track to avoid satos spinning car, and he. Threetime indianapolis 500 winner and fourtime indycar champion dario franchitti will return to racing for the first time since his 20 accident at. Marino alessandro cesare franchitti born 7 july 1978 is a british racing driver, and the younger brother of dario franchitti. Janet guthrie was the first woman to qualify and compete in the indianapolis 500. Threetime indy 500 winner and fourtime indycar series champion, once married to actress ashley judd from 2001 to 20.

A race winner in champ cars and then the indy racing league, married to hollywood star ashley judd and a millionaire in his own right. He is a four time indycar series champion, a threetime winner of the indianapolis 500 as well as a winner of the 24 hours of daytona. Threetime indianapolis 500 winner dario franchitti defeated a stellar field of formula 1, indycar and sportscar legends to win torque esports the race allstar esports battle legends trophy today. There is no indycar race this weekend so he took the opportunity to fly back home to scotland. He purchased a classic 1965 indianapolis 500 pace car, from when his hero, fellow scotsman jim clark won the race. Clauson would attempt to race in more than 200 races in 2016 among indycar, sprint cars and midgets but would tragically fall short of that because on august 6, 2016, clauson was involved in a midget car crash at belleville highbanks speedway in belleville, kansas, and died the following night. Scott dixon might be the best race car driver you dont know. Two drivers dario franchitti and helio castroneves will vie to join legends a. While we would have loved to be in long beach this coming weekend, we felt it still appropriate to look back at one of the memorable races on the iconic street circuit. Franchitti was forced to retire in november from injuries suffered in an october indycar race at houston. Actually, the target logo is everywhere on dario franchitti s car and his firesuit. Nascars most popular driver announced thursday he would recuse himself from the no. George dario marino franchitti, mbe is a scottish former racing driver and current motorsport commentator from scotland.

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