Former Verizon IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti has been elected to the Auto  Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The four time series champion and three time Indianapolis 500 winner has been named alongside lengardy team owner Bruce McLaren as inductees to the hall of fame.

Franchitti who retired from the Verizon IndyCar Series and motorsport in 2013 following an accident involving Takuma Sato which nearly ended his life, remains involved in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Franchitti is a driver coach and team advisor to the Chip Ganassi Racing Team.

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