Posts Tagged ‘Dario Franchitti’

2 Sep 2008: IRL: Wheldon out, Franchitti in at Ganassi for 2009

Reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti is to return to the series next year, driving for former rival Target Chip Ganassi Racing at the expense of Dan Wheldon who moves to Panther Racing.

3 Jul 2008: Driveless Franchitti can take his pick of American racing series

It’s alright for some – while several IndyCar teams struggle for sponsorship or dream in vain of adding a second car, Chip Ganassi would apparently only need to snap his fingers to put Dario Franchitti into a funded race seat.

1 Jul 2008: Sponsorship woes kill off Franchitti’s NASCAR season

Dario Franchitti’s debut NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign, already disrupted by poor results, broken bones and failures to qualify for races, is now over for good after team owner Chip Ganassi shut him down due to lack of sponsorship.

24 Oct 2007: F1: Lewis Hamilton wins gold star from BRDC

Lewis Hamilton might not be F1 world champion this year, but at least there’s a consolation prize on offer – in the form of a (literal) gold star from the British Racing Drivers’ Club. The boy wonder has been awarded the BRDC’s 2007 Gold Star award, handed over for his outstanding contribution to motorsport.

9 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti snatches title on final corner

Scotland’s Dario Franchitti won the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 – and with it the IndyCar series championship – when his closest rival Scott Dixon ran out of fuel with victory in his grasp.

9 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wheldon loses NASCAR seat to Franchitti

IndyCar fans could be about to lose a British driver to another series with an announcement expected that Dario Franchitti will be moving across to NASCAR.

3 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Wild race puts Franchitti back in front

Dario Franchitti regained the IndyCar championship lead after a wild Detroit Grand Prix that saw his rift with team boss Michael Andretti deepen with a disagreement over a last-lap crash.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti to start second

Dario Franchitti, eager to seize back the IndyCar series lead he lost last weekend, will start from second in the Detroit Grand Prix.

2 Sep 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti hopes for Detroit improvement

Dario Franchitti is hoping to stamp his authority on this weekend’s Belle Isle IndyCar event after a series of mishaps saw his 65-point series lead overhauled by Chip Ganassi’s Scot Dixon, leaving him trailing by four points.

29 Aug 2007: IndyCar: Franchitti’s title hopes stalled by team politics

Scottish IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti must be watching Lewis Hamilton’s pitlane troubles and be thinking ‘I wish I had your problems, mate’

 
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