IRL: Indy 500: Dario Franchitti day three summary

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Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The ArcaEx car wasn't so good this morning. But, we sat down, took the resources of all four cars, all four engineers, Tino (Belli), Pete Gibbons - even Michael (Andretti) was involved in the mix - and made big strides today, all four cars. My lap time was a bit slower than yesterday, but the circumstances were much different. I'm a lot happier with the car and I think it's something we can really work with for the race now."

Dario Franchitti Facts
Indianapolis marks Franchitti's eighth IndyCar Series start and second start in the Indianapolis 500.
In his only other Indy 500 start (2002), Franchitti qualified 28th and finished 19th.
Franchitti is coming off his first top-10 finish of the season, which came in the form of a seventh at Twin Ring Motegi on April 17.

Allen McDonald, Race Engineer, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We made a lot of progress today. We did a lot of race work and found a number of small things, but they were all improvements. I think we ended up pretty happy with our race balance. Our last run today was a good start looking towards qualifying. It's not the ultimate, but it's a good start in that direction."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti