Franchitti update, sub driver announced

FRANCHITTI RE-EVALUATED; SCHRADER TO DRIVE NO. 40 DODGE AT RICHMOND CONCORD, N.C. (April 29, 2008)-Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) driver Dario Franchitti was re-evaluated this week by his doctors and will sit out this weekend's...

FRANCHITTI RE-EVALUATED; SCHRADER TO DRIVE NO. 40 DODGE AT RICHMOND

CONCORD, N.C. (April 29, 2008)-Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) driver Dario Franchitti was re-evaluated this week by his doctors and will sit out this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will drive the No. 40 Kennametal Dodge on Saturday for the 400-lap event.

Franchitti was seen by Dr. Terry Trammel and Dr. Kevin Scheid in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday. The doctors confirmed the slight fracture in Franchitti's left ankle. Franchitti will be fitted for a carbon fiber brace later this week. His status behind the wheel of the No. 40 Dodge will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

Schrader is confirmed to race for CGRFS in Richmond only. Franchitti will also be in Richmond with the No. 40 team.

-credit: cgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing