Dario Franchitti - #27 Andretti-Green Racing / Canadian Club Honda

    You’ll notice from the picture below, Dario Franchitti is a good, proud son of Scotland, flying the flag on his helmet. 2007 will be a busy year, for Dario Franchitti. He will run the full Indy Racing League season for the Andretti-Green IRL team and do some part-time work in the ALMS sports car series too. Dario will partner with Bryan Herta, and brother, Marino Franchitti in the new Acura-powered #26 XM Satellite Radio Courage chassis as the Andretti Green Racing organization starts a few events in the sports car series.

   Dario Franchitti was almost the 1999 CART series champion. He and Juan Pablo Montoya ties in the points chase, with 212, but Montoya was crowned champ in a tie breaker of number of win in the year. (seven, Franchitti only had three).

   Dario Franchitti is one of only 12 drivers to win in both the Indy Racing League and CART/ChampCars. As the 2007 season starts, It is less well known that he is the winningest British driver in American open-wheel racing history.
 

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