Franchitti to drive pace car for Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th Indy 500 in May.
Franchitti was forced to retire in November from injuries suffered in an October IndyCar race at Houston. The four-time series champion from Scotland won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012.
Franchitti’s appearance as the pace car driver on May 25 signifies a huge shift in his career. He’s moved into a driver development role with Chip Ganassi Racing.