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Dario’s triple

19. Nov 2021 
by Ziv Knoll
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Dario Franchitti, who previously won the race in 2007 and 2010, did it again at the 2012 Indianapolis 500, becoming a three-time Indy 500 champion.

Picture above: Ganassi Racing team mates Franchitti and Dixon celebrate side-by-side, after crossing the finishing line.

On the final lap, second place Takuma Sato challenged Franchitti for the lead in turn one, but Franchitti resisted by maintaining a low line. As the two cars were side by side, Sato spun and crashed into the outside wall (picture below). The Japanese driver was classified 17th, while Franchitti went on to take victory.

Franchitti’s teammate Scott Dixon finished second, sweeping a fantastic 1-2 finish for Chip Ganassi Racing. For engine manufacturer Honda, it was the ninth consecutive victory on the Brickyard.

Source: Indy Car Memories

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