Dario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti is the man that everyone is talking about and it is not because he is a good driver but because he has now won the Indy 500 at the Brickyard as many times as the previous record holders of this course and this most recent win for Dario Franchitti has put his team to be the only one to win the Indy 500 and Daytona in the same year. It all came down to the last few laps when something happened that would lead the driver to his stunning victory over the others who were left biting his dust. The man says that he had only one ambition running through his being while he was finishing his last lap and that was to make it to the finish line somehow, it did not matter how he did it but he knew that he was not going to come in some bad position due to his lack of fuel in the car.

In the last few laps he had very little petrol left in his car – to be exact he only had a little more than one and a half gallons of fuel and this was going to be his biggest obstacle to winning and though many had expected him to come in for a pit stop to get his fuel refill, Dario Franchitti continued blazing ahead in near sonic speeds leaving British Dan Wheldon behind who won the championship some five years ago in 2005. What could be the decisive factor was the crash which took them into a paced lap but that does tell us about the driving skills Dario holds.