Four time NTT IndyCar Series champion and three time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will be inducted into the Motorsport Hall of Fame of America by his former Chip Ganassi Racing team mate and defending series champion Scott Dixon.

The Scot began his NTT IndyCar Series career with Team Green in 2003 however he missed most of the season as a result of a pre-season accident.

Franchitti returned to the cockpit for Andretti Green Racing in 2004 taking his maiden IndyCar Series win at the Milwaukee Mile and followed this up with victory at Pikes Peak. The Scot returned to AGR in 2005 winning two races with victories in Nashville and season finale in California.

In 2006, Franchitti took two podium finishes for Andretti Green Racing, taking a third place at Richmond International Raceway and a second place in the season finale in Sonoma.

In 2007, Dario was joined at Andretti Green Racing by former Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Danica Patrick and took his first Indianapolis 500 victory as well as back to back wins in Iowa and at Richmond International Raceway. The Scot also took victory in Chicago scoring his first IndyCar Series title.

For the 2008 season, Franchitti joined Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR programme before returning to the IndyCar Series as team mate to Scott Dixon driving the No.10 Target Honda. It was as if Franchitti never left the series as he picked up right where he left off taking five victories claiming his second championship.

In 2010, Dario took his third championship win and his second Indianapolis 500 victory.

Franchitti won his fourth championship in 2011 while in 2012 he took his third Indianapolis 500 victory.

Dario retired from IndyCar at the end of the 2013 season following an accident during the Houston race.

Franchitti it still involved in the NTT IndyCar Series as a driver coach and advisor to the Chip Ganassi Racing team.

Paddock Eye wants to say a huge congratulations to Dario Franchitti on being inducted into the Motorsport Hall of Fame Of America.


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