BUSCH: CGR puts Franchitti in Phoenix and Homestead

Franchitti Entered in NASCAR Busch Series Races in Phoenix and Homestead CONCORD, N.C. (November 7, 2007) -- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today driver Dario Franchitti will make his third and fourth appearances in the...

Franchitti Entered in NASCAR Busch Series Races in Phoenix and Homestead

CONCORD, N.C. (November 7, 2007) -- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today driver Dario Franchitti will make his third and fourth appearances in the NASCAR Busch Series on Nov. 10 at Phoenix International Raceway and Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The next step in Franchitti's stock car learning curve will take place this weekend in the No.42 Target Dodge Charger on the 1-mile oval in Phoenix after previously contesting the ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and the last two NBS races at Memphis and Texas. Franchitti will again race under the guidance of CGRFS Crew Chief Brian Pattie.

Last month CGRFS announced Franchitti had signed a multi-year agreement with the organization to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) beginning in 2008. Franchitti will become the first European driver in the 59-year history of NASCAR to join the series full time when he assumes the driving duties of No. 40 Dodge Avenger next season.

-credit: cgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing