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Ganassi takes global approach with new teammates Montoya, Franchitti

NASCAR the American dream? It's taken on a far more international appeal with the addition of Dario Franchitti to the Chip Ganassi Racing stable, writes David Newton.

Updated: October 4, 2007, 5:49 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR was the furthest thing from the minds of Dario Franchitti and Juan Pablo Montoya as they battled for the 1999 CART Series championship.

Now they are Nextel Cup teammates at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

A 34-year-old from Scotland and a 32-year-old from Bogota, Colombia.

NASCAR international.

Who would have thought?

"They've always been attracted to NASCAR," Montoya said of international ...

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