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You have to -- talented fast Smart and occasionally lucky to win the Indy 500 Dario Franchitti was all of the above as he led a 155 of the 200 laps to win his second race at the famed brickyard -- take home.
Payout of more than two point seven million dollars we welcome Indy 500 winner.
Dario Franchitti thank you very much for coming and we talked I guess about a year ago.
When you were still kind of fresh from the -- -- -- brag I guess you're glad you it kind of went back in the right.
Absolutely absolutely that they the end of up to those and -- -- that the invitation from -- Cassie to come back in and joining team target.
And then IndyCar Series -- -- -- good personal work with all the evidence he just wants to win.
Yeah brilliant -- that the guy you want on your site and when a good opportunity to come back that team you know we won the championship with a last year.
Won the Indy 500 last week -- in part of that team and how many sweeten the deal to get you to come back to -- -- I I realized how much I missed drive and Indy cars and when he what was what was -- achievements school.
15 -- -- school bus from her.
And I guess it is good for.
Absolutely they're -- difficult to drive but just different feelings from them and I loved the -- of the IndyCar gives -- so -- -- is the powers that -- of -- -- -- its color of Formula -- it's a similar kind of -- yet it's the powers that I'm forces to grip level because of the wings than these cars above -- hundred miles an -- -- -- -- so much -- you could drive them on the ceiling -- -- -- the public and while it's exciting when did you wind in the race that you realize that you were.
You were very close to having a win if he's not from the beginning -- from the first lap we managed to take the lead from third starting position in the car so fast old they would go -- the -- sometimes of -- ten seconds.
But then -- -- -- content to fuel in their lives.
Yellow flag we could ended on a conscience and ended on -- cautioned that we were stretching fuel in and I was very worried that you get the car to win whether it.
Fuel and it turns have more than enough but it was -- I see more than enough until that happened down here there.
You not what do you how do you process this that sometimes they say it's it's tougher to win in terms of what happens afterwards and it is not because you.
You -- all the expectations of the future and how -- digesting this week.
Well I don't have -- those expectations and I just I'm enjoying the winning it I'm doing good with the team.
And my family my friends is to join that was which we should mention Ashley Judd is everybody probably -- where does your wife and we she -- -- lol yes.
And actually was there which is great actually -- -- were to the first people to greet -- -- -- article so that was.
That was fantastic about that's the feeling and I -- -- being victory circle finally friends and -- team and get to drink the milk it's the special thing.
And now you we should mention Franchitti is not exactly Scottish name but everybody notes a Scottish -- you were married.
I thought you were living at the castle in which you were married -- actually you're not living there but she spent a week there aren't you married.
I'd love to live as usual cast thought of as many more beautiful places in the world but no we we we -- my dentist court just part of what you feel more Scottish than than Italian though because.
We haven't I'm sort of third generation yeah Scottish my fastest part of me still for very Italian but -- -- Grossman -- and threw an even get to.
To -- my -- McLaren -- -- yeah now back to the racing this is this your second 500 win.
What where do you go from here what are you would -- you wanna get into something beyond just a driving may be getting bit.
To owning one of these things.
No thank you.
No Michael Andretti went from driving to learning and -- -- we do not do that why it's so stressful.
-- driving a stressful enough but I was gonna say you've been in a number of serious as hard as well as part of it but -- -- -- -- the Chip Ganassi does for instance and and our team and and just could those pieces in place in -- of -- -- the driver makes a mistake recruitment makes a mistake it's.
It's a very tough -- and probably not one that -- like -- when it continued.
Trying to win races and win championships and and I'm loving being part of team target I'd like to stiff along -- -- we should mention agency he won Daytona as well right -- -- -- it gave us this guy's a huge winner what is his secret obviously just a great manager is a great pick her talent what is it.
I think he's a good pick of talent he has that will win -- right through that organization but he picks the right people.
And lets them do their job he says he's a -- Smart -- have you noticed we always talk about how the economy's effect of various aspects of sports is sports houses -- affected you guys well that.
As of right now and Izod IndyCar Series is on an upswing very impressed that we've got 26 car field issue which is our biggest and -- and to do that in this economy is.
I think it was very good things in the future so everybody's kind of optimistic about what's happening and -- he's very optimistic given the still tough times in this -- some teams are still.
Really close to -- -- with budgets and stuff but it's in the global -- amendment and what about the IndyCar itself are we have are we gonna see any kind of new additions to with -- make it even faster than it is.
A little bit fast over the top what make and the more efficient.
And really would have put you are not as many stops for fuel to get back to -- -- download with a similar performance and the cars and the engine regulations to to to sort of meet those goals and open new car regulations -- and so that's going to be interesting CRB -- -- -- -- move on from that you're second in the congratulations this is extraordinary here's to a third okay.
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