The report detailed that Franchitti took home the victory after Takuma Sato failed to pass him on the last lap.
(PRWEB) May 30, 2012
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as Indy 500, took place last Sunday. And among the 33 racers, Dario Franchitti prevailed, a report from foxnews.com said. Sporting white sunglasses, which was the signature of Dan Wheldon, he paid an emotional tribute to his dear friend during the celebration, shared GreenBeanBuddy.com.
Last Sunday's victory was the third Indy 500 win for Franchitti related the report. He won his first in 2007 and his second in 2010. His wife, actress Ashley Judd, cheered him on and proudly celebrated with him later on, added the report. Seemed to hide his tears, Franchitti spoke of how Wheldon, his close friend, would be proud of the race, it was stated.
The report detailed that Franchitti took home the victory after Takuma Sato failed to pass him on the last lap. Following him on the top 2 spot was his friend Scott Dixon. His other friend, Tony Kaana bagged the third spot.
Here's an excerpt about Dario Franchitti Celebrated Indy 500 Win With Emotional Tribute to Dan Wheldon from GreenBeanBuddy.com.
“On Sunday, Dario Franchitti took home his third Indy 500 win. And his wife, Ashley Judd, was there proudly celebrating with him. However, things turned emotional when the No. 50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda driver remembered Dan Wheldon during the celebration.
Donning white sunglasses, Franchitti paid tribute to his dear friend Wheldon who died last year in a car crash in Indy 300 in Vegas. Seemed to be hiding his tears, he spoke how Wheldon would be proud of the way the race turned out.”
Read more about Dario Franchitti Honored Dan Wheldon in Indy 500 Victory at: http://www.greenbeanbuddy.com/1983/dario-franchitti-turned-emotional-paying-tribute-wheldon-indy-500-win/
According to the sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com, Franchitti is now only one win away from trying records with the giants of open-wheel racing as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. With that, he will soon be one of the racing legends, the website added.
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