Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti Looks Forward to Milwaukee IndyFest
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti is also a two-time Milwaukee winner, first in 2004 and again in last year's race on his way to his fourth IndyCar championship. Earlier this season, we asked Dario about racing at Milwaukee.
"Milwaukee is interesting because it is such a difficult track to get right," said Franchitti. "It looks fairly simple when you first show up, but when you start getting into the intricacies of it, it's a tough track to race on and get right, but the racing is so good there. It promotes good racing because you can run side-by-side with guys... It is a really good place to have an IndyCar race.
"I have a couple of wins there, and those were good. Last year was a heck of a race, battling Tony (Kanaan) at times. The two laps I drove last year to qualify were definitely the craziest laps I've driven."
Franchitti's appreciation for the history of motorsports gives him insights into the immense legacy of the Milwaukee Mile.
"(Milwaukee) has a lot of history and I'm glad we're going back there. Michael Andretti and the IZOD IndyCar Series has to be congratulated for making the effort to go back there because the drivers, teams, fans and sponsors all wanted it.... We will definitely need the fan support so we can continue to go back there."