Latest Dario Franchitti Stories

2011-10-15 04:00:00

Codee Software Inc, developers of the codee QR code debut their unique facebook style social wall at the IndyCar Series Championship Race in Las Vegas Las Vegas NV (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 The Las Vegas Motor Speedway will come alive on Sunday, when Tony Hawk says "Drivers start your engines." After 300 miles of intense, fast racing, the IZOD IndyCar Championship will be crowned. This year, spectators at the Indycar championship race will have the opportunity to participate in the first...

2011-07-28 13:13:00

MADISON, Wisc., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The old adage "never change horses midstream" is usually sound advice. So why would Level 5 Motorsports race team owner and driver Scott Tucker change cars in the middle of a hotly-contested Intercontinental Le Mans Cup season? You could ask team owner Roger Penske or drivers like Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello or Dario Franchitti -- all of whom have put their trust in Honda and enjoyed racing success because of it. Level 5's mid-season...

2011-01-13 09:07:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With his 2010 victory, the sterling silver image of Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti earned a place in history on the Borg-Warner Trophy(TM). A duplicate image adorns the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy(TM) presented to Dario as a personal keepsake by BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy M. Manganello during the 2011 Automotive News World Congress held in Detroit, Michigan, on January 12....

2010-06-02 07:45:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BorgWarner Chairman and CEO Tim Manganello presented Dario Franchitti with the Borg-Warner Indianapolis 500 Trophy® in Victory Lane following his win of the 2010 Indianapolis 500. Adding the triumph to his 2007 victory, Franchitti is the eighteenth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 twice. His sterling silver image will be added to the prestigious Trophy for a second time. (Photo:...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH) announced today that the Indianapolis 500, the flagship race of the IZOD IndyCar Series, will take center stage at Macy's this month via "In Pursuit of Fast," a series of exhibits sponsored by its IZOD brand in partnership with Macy's and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to celebrate the 2010 Indianapolis 500. The focus of the exhibits - speed, stars and cars, and iconic design fashioned throughout a century of...

2009-09-18 09:15:17

Scott Dixon averaged 202.031 mph and won the pole for Saturday's Indy Japan 300 in Motegi. Dixon's run at the Twin Ring Motegi gave him his first IndyCar Series pole of the season, and he earned a bonus point in his quest to defend his series title. It's definitely all-out for me, the New Zealander said. We've got to try to gain obviously the pole point. It's only one, but it definitely helps. It's also good for the ego coming into the race, maybe confidence over some of the others. Dixon...

2009-08-23 20:48:03

Dario Franchitti led all the way Sunday in California's Grand Prix of Sonoma, winning his fourth IndyCar Series race of the year. Franchitti avoided a seven-car pileup on the first lap en route to a 0.25-second win over Ryan Briscoe. Track position was critical today, said Franchitti, who started on the pole. It probably wasn't the most interesting race for the fans, but I did what I had to do today. Defending champion Helio Castroneves finished 18th. Briscoe leads Franchitti by four points...

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