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Complete Timeline of Dario Franchitti’s Career

It was an unlikely path that took George Franchitti—who preferred to go by his middle name of Dario—from his native Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, to the top of the IndyCar world. Unable to get a full-time ride in Formula One, the affable Scotsman took his talents to America, intent on showing the racing world he was someone special—and with a special talent. Franchitti did just that. He went on to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (sandwiched around the 2008 season, when he skipped the IndyCar season to make a brief foray into the NASCAR world) and became one of only 10 drivers to win the legendary Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500, three different times—and in a six-year span to boot (2...

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