Franchitti exclusive: Indy 500 winner talks to AUTOSPORT

Franchitti exclusive: Indy 500 winner talks to AUTOSPORT

Dario Franchitti was untouchable in last weekend's Indianapolis 500. The two-time winner and two-time IndyCar champion speaks to AUTOSPORT about Indy and his place in the racing world

Dario Franchitti moved up another notch last weekend. Whether there was any physical or mental recognition of it inside of him, we are probably unlikely to ever know, but something clicked during the Indianapolis 500 weekend that allowed the reigning IndyCar champion a free pass to a racer's nirvana. That unfettered access to the synchronicity of performance and good fortune, allied to the security and confidence of a second title. The result was one of the most dominant performances on the biggest stage of all that anyone has seen.

It meant he was able to consistently operate at a higher level than his competitors through at least 400 of the 500 miles - something he has proved capable of countless times before but never been in such a position to demonstrate so emphatically. This was his time.

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