The top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2009

The top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2009

AUTOSPORT's Jeff Olson lists the top ten drivers of the 2009 IndyCar championship

1. Dario Franchitti

After a year away, he returns with a different team and does the same thing he did in 2007 – claim the title. The league's best driver is at the zenith of his career.

It took Franchitti no time at all to settle into life at Ganassi (the team he had battled against for so many years), or to shrug off his ill-fated NASCAR stint and get back into the swing of single-seaters. He made fewer mistakes than his title rivals and although it was a fuel-saving strategy that clinched the championship for Franchitti at Homestead, it was his speed all year that put him in a position to do so.

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