Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dario Franchitti Enjoys Some Downtime Before Indy's GoPro Sonoma


Dario Franchitti Enjoys Some Downtime Before Indy's GoPro Sonoma

Last week, between races, IndyCar stand out driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti visited the motor culture event that coincides the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Vintage Motorsports TV's Thomas Stahler had a chance to chat with Dario at the Automobilia (vintage items, posters, books, and etc. for exchange) tent for a few minutes before Dario had to engage into what he does best ... drive.

This next weekend, Dario will be competing in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with an incredible field of championship-minded drivers where Dario holds a unique distinction. Dario Franchitti's average finish in competition at Sonoma Raceway is the highest of all of the leading drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

IZOD INDYCAR SERIES TOP 10 AT SONOMA - Image Credit: indycar.com

To look at this information from a stack ranking perspective ... one can say Dario Franchitti has a distinct performance advantage on the track at Sonoma Raceway.

Top 10 In 2013 Championship Points Chase Sonoma Raceway Finishing Record Plus Two Honorable Mentions - Top average finishing position stack ranking:

Dario Franchitti - 3.4

Ryan Briscoe - 6.7

Scott Dixon - 7.1

Will Power - 7.3

Helio Castroneves - 7.5

Justin Wilson - 8.3

Tony Kanaan - 9.0

Simon Pagenaud - 11.0

Marco Andretti - 15.1

Ryan Hunter-Reay - 15.2

James Hinchcliffe - 16.5

Charlie Kimball - 23.5

Interesting analytical look at the facts ... but let's just run the race, 'cause that's why we race ... OKAY?

... notes from The EDJE