Dario Franchitti is a professional Nascar stock car driver. Dario Franchitti won the 2007 Indianapolis 500. He started racing in 1988, where he raced karts. He won many championships in his early career.
Finished 8th in the 2006 IndyCar Series driver's championship.
Finished 4th in the 2005 IndyCar Series driver's championship.
Dario drives a Dodge in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Dario listens to hip-hop and rock music.
Dario's top three exotic cars are Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari Enzo, and Ferrari F40.
Darios top three hobbies are Cycling, Flying, and following Glasgow Celtic Football.
Most Influential People In His Life 1. George Franchitti, Father 2. Marina Franchitti, Mother 3. Jackie Stewart, Scottish Racing Legend
Dario is 5"9 and weighs 155 lbs.
Dario is one of three former IndyCar racers. The others are Sam Hornish Jr. and Patrick Carpentier.
His Indy 500 finishes are 19th, 14th, 6th, 7th, and 1st. They are in order from 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Dario's crew chief is Steven Lane.
He has won one championship when he raced in IRL.
When he raced in the Champ Car league, he raced for Hogan, Team Green, and Andretti Green.
He started in five Indianapolis 500's. In 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
When Dario one the Indianapolis 500, it was the first-ever race one by a car fueled by bioethanol.
Dario races for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Dario is Scottish from an Italian descent.
Dario and his wife now reside in Franklin, Tennessee, as of January, 2008.
His former Formuala 1 rival, Juan Pablo Montoya, is now his teammate.
Dario is a former pupil of Stewart's Celtic College.
Dario married American actress Ashley Judd in 2001, at Skibo Castle near Donarch, Scotland.
Dario has one brother named Marino.
Dario plans to run all 36 races in the 2008 Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Dario says his biggest win yet was at the 2007 Indianapolis 500.
Dario's sponsors in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series are TUMS and Target.
Dario drives the #40 Dodge in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Dario's Nascar Sprint Cup Series teammates are Reed Sorenson and Juan Pablo Montoya.
He is a licensed helicopter pilot.
After his parents, he lists Scottish racing legend Jackie Stewart as the most influential person in his life.
He currently (as of May 2007) resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
His brother, Marino Franchitti, is also a professional race car driver.
He is married to actress Ashley Judd.
Dario won the 2007 Indianapolis 500 race.
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