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About Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti



Dario Franchitti won his third Indianapolis 500 Today. Here is some more about him:


Born: may 19, 1973


Birthplace: Bathgate, Scotland


Resides: Nashville, Tennessee


* Three-time Indy 500 champion (10 other drivers have won at least three Indy 500s, three drivers have won four - A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr.)


* Four-time Indy Series champion


* In 2007, attempted to compete in NASCAR. Team did not finish the season and returned to Indy Car. He did compete in the Daytona 500.


* Married to actress Ashley Judd


* considered one of the most personable and fan-friendly drivers on the Indy Car circuit.


* Has forged a friendship - or at least a mutual admiration via Twitter - with NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.


Source: IndyCar,


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