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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, dariofranchitti.com

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