Has Dario Franchitti become an Indy car legend over the past dozen years in the sport? It could be argued so, having won IndyCar Series titles and Indy 500s with different teams and against strong opposition. He's also racked up a total of 24 wins in U.S. open-wheel. In the July issue of RACER, Jeff Olson analyzes why, at the age of 37, Dario has become indispensable to Target Chip Ganassi Racing and how the Scot has no intention of quitting the branch of the sport he briefly turned his back on in 2008.
One man who is unquestionably a legend, Mario Andretti, is the subject of a Bryan Herta "Racer2Racer" interview this month. Given the millions of words written about Mario over the years, Bryan decided to center the interview around the future of the IZOD IndyCar Series – although there were some amusing anecdotes about the past. But it's the vastness of Andretti's accomplishments and the depth of his passion for Indy car racing that makes him ideally situated to pass judgment on the current state of the IICS nation. It's not to be missed.
The truth behind Jeff Gordon's 2010 revitalization is revealed in an excellent in-depth analysis by Tom Jensen and editor David Malsher interviews ex-F1 star turned IndyCar rookie Takuma Sato.
If you've ever wondered about the iRacing phenomenon, David Phillips reveals how it's proving a useful tool for so many top quality racers among the many other stories you'll find only in the July issue of RACER.
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