Dario Franchitti

Nationality
sco Scotland
Full Name
George Dario Marino Franchitti
Hometown
Bathgate, WLN
Date of Birth
05/19/1973
Height
5'9
Weight
155
First Year
2008
Last Year
2008

Career Overview

After finding success in the open wheel ranks, Franchitti tried his hand at NASCAR during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. He ran for Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Cup Series in 2008, but an ankle fracture in April and lack of sponsorship ruined any chance of Franchitti had at running the full season.

The plug was pulled on the NASCAR Cup Series experiment in July with the closure of the #40 Chip Ganaasi Racing Dodge team. Franchiti would continue in the Nationwide Series off and on during the remainder of the year, scoring his only pole position in August at Watkins Glen. At the end of the season Franchitti would move back to IndyCar where he went on to win three more titles and two more Indianapolis 500s before retirement after a brutal accident in 2013

Teams Driven For

Milestones

  • Career start 1 – 2008 race 1 Daytona
  • Career start 10 – 2008 race 17 New Hampshire (Final)

Other Accomplishments

  • 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 IndyCar Series Champion
  • 2007, 2010, 2012 Indianapolis 500 Winner

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
2008Chip Ganassi Racing1000002278501121
Total-1000002278501121