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Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Updated: January 13, 3:10 PM ET
Dario Franchitti

By Robin Miller
ESPN.com

Team: Andretti/Green Racing
Nationality: Scottish

Dario Franchitti
Franchitti

STATS (CART)
Year
Rank
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Best finish
2002 4 3 8 12 1 1st, three times
Career   10 38 58 11 1st, 10 times

2002 recap
The good: Scored victories at Vancouver, Montreal and England, plus a second at Monterrey and three more podiums. Also captured pole at Chicago.

Dario Franchitti

  • Season highlight: Led 43 laps and bested series champ Cristiano da Matta in CART's debut at Montreal.

    The bad: Posted seven DNFs in 19 starts.

  • Season lowlight: Leading season finale at Mexico City but overshot pits on final stop and wound up fifth.

    2003 outlook
    The 29-year-old road racer was pursued by CART but opted to stay with Andretti/Green Racing and join IRL to team with Tony Kanaan and Michael Andretti.

    Your take
    Here are your thoughts on Franchitti's outlook for his first season in the IRL.