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Franchitti, Hornish concentrating on NASCAR, won't race in Indy 500

Updated: April 17, 2008, 3:22 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Sprint Cup rookies Dario Franchitti and Sam Hornish Jr., the men who won the last two Indianapolis 500s, will not compete in the race next month.

Their NASCAR team owners -- Chip Ganassi for the No. 40 Dodge Franchitti drives and Roger Penske for the No. 77 Dodge Hornish drives -- both said the Indy 500 is not part of the plan this season.

The two Cup rookies will concentrate on the Coca-Cola 600 Cup race that day (May 25) at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Penske, who ...

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