IRL: Milwaukee: Dario Franchitti preview

Dario Franchitti on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225: "The Klein Tools/Canadian Club team is going to Milwaukee to win the race. I enjoy driving at The Milwaukee Mile and I've had a very good car there the last two years. We're going to ...

Dario Franchitti on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"The Klein Tools/Canadian Club team is going to Milwaukee to win the race. I enjoy driving at The Milwaukee Mile and I've had a very good car there the last two years. We're going to Milwaukee to win."

Dario Franchitti Facts

Franchitti won the 2004 race at The Milwaukee Mile, his first win in the IndyCar Series. He finished second in the 2005 race at Milwaukee and has led 155 laps in the last two races there. AGR drivers have led 267 of a possible 450 laps in the 2004 and 2005 Milwaukee race events. Franchitti has eight career starts at The Mile and has started from the top-eight spots on six occasions. He is currently seventh in the IndyCar Series driver championship and is only 21 points out of sixth. He recorded his best finish of the 2006 season with a third-place result at Richmond.

Franchitti scored a fourth-place finish at the 1.5-mile oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Franchitti collected his fourth career IndyCar Series win in 2005 at the season finale in California. He finished fourth in the 2005 driver point standings with 498 points, his highest IndyCar Series finish. The Scotsman had eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes and led 448 laps in 2005. He has recorded three career IndyCar Series pole positions, those coming at Texas (June 10, 2004), California (Oct. 16, 2005) and St. Petersburg (April 2, 2006).

Three of Franchitti's four IndyCar Series victories have come on tracks of 1.33 miles or smaller, including the 1-mile ovals at Milwaukee (2004) and Pikes Peak (2004) and the 1.33-mile Nashville track (2005). His fourth victory came on the two-mile D-shaped oval at California Speedway (2005). Franchitti has 14 major open-wheel racing victories and 14 career pole positions. Since 1998, Franchitti has won more American major open-wheel races than all but four drivers.

Allen McDonald, Race Engineer, #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"The Klein Tools/Canadian Club team is really looking forward to the Milwaukee race. It's a track that Dario knows very well and an event where we feel like we can gain some championship points on our competitors. We had a very good test there and fully expect to be running up front all weekend."

-AGR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , A.J. Foyt