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Franchitti's dominating run at Richmond one of a kind

Can anyone -- or anything -- stop Dario Franchitti? Not lately. The reigning Indy 500 champ was dominant for the second week in a row, leading all but eight laps Saturday night -- a series record -- to win at Richmond.

Updated: July 1, 2007, 11:04 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dario Franchitti surprised himself when he passed teammate Tony Kanaan on a restart 71 laps into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

"That's when I really knew the car was exceptional," the Scotsman said.

That's also when the SunTrust Indy Challenge effectively ended.

For the second consecutive week, this year's Indianapolis 500 winner led the most laps on a short track. But unlike last Sunday at the new Iowa Speedway, Franchitti ...

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