The 2009 IndyCar season review

The 2009 IndyCar season review

AUTOSPORT looks back at the IndyCar season, in which Dario Franchitti clinched his second title in America

The IndyCar Series has a habit of dramatic title showdowns, and its 2009 season was one of the most absorbing yet. Ganassi duo Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, and Penske's Ryan Briscoe, swapped the points lead 14 times in 17 rounds in their remarkable battle for the championship.

There was little to choose between the trio, who all had moments of total dominance and occasional lapses. Any of the three would have been a deserving champion, but in the end it was Franchitti who prevailed - a fine achievement in his first season with Ganassi and his first year back in single-seaters after an abortive NASCAR switch.

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