To get a win for the Target team today is awesome, and it's a lot of funFranchitti wins Long Beach Grand Prix Apr 19, 2009
First time I've ever driven at night and an IRL car at TexasFranchitti wins IRL pole Jun 11, 2004
There were about three laps out there I really felt like I had things going, but I was a bit greedy on the curbs and I just messed things upDa Matta keeps CART pole Aug 24, 2002
My quickest lap would have been my last one, but I caught Max (Papis) with three corners left and that held me upFernandez wins provisional CART pole Mar 08, 2002
I think our race car is better than our qualifying car right nowDixon takes pole for Indy Japan 300 Sep 18, 2009
IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Winner
George Dario Marino Franchitti (born 19 May 1973) is a Scottish racing driver of Italian descent. He formerly competed in the CART series before switching to the IndyCar Series where he was 2007 champion, and won the rain-shortened 2007 Indianapolis 500. Franchitti is also a former NASCAR driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, competing until mid-2008 when his team shut down. Franchitti returned to the IndyCar Series for the 2009 season, driving the #10 Target Honda/Dallara for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. He is the current, three-time IndyCar Series champion after claiming a third title in 2010 in addition to his 2007 and 2009 titles. On May 30, 2010, he won his second Indianapolis 500 race.
He also competed in the American Le Mans Series for Andretti Green Racing with his brother Marino and former IndyCar Series teammate Bryan Herta. He won the 2007 BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year award. Franchitti was born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.