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Dario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti. Copyright, Claire Stanton Photography, 2018. Used with permission.

Dario Franchitti. Copyright, Claire Stanton Photography, 2018. Used with permission.

Dario Franchitti, Goodwood Revival, 12th September 2015. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2015. Used with Permission.

Dario Franchitti, Goodwood Revival, 12th September 2015. Copyright Tony Gallagher, 2015. Used with Permission.

Born:

19 May 1973
Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland

Nationality:

Great Britain

Indy 500s:

10 (2002-2013)

Franchitti had a long and successful spell in the IRL, and capped that era with both an Indianapolis 500 win in 2007, followed up by the IRL title later in the year. He then made a switch to NASCAR in 2008 and also won Daytona that year but then struggled and so he returned back to the IRL, where he won the title again in 2009 and then again in 2010. Won his 3rd Indy in 2012 and was still one of the top drivers in the series until a massive accident led to spinal and head injuries, which although recoverable, were too severe to continue racing full-time. Now works as an ambassador for the sport, and advisor, and was awarded the MBE in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours. Was married to Hollywood actress Ashley Judd, but they separated in 2013.

Biography last updated 13 Jun 2014