Franchitti second fastest at St Petes

Defending IndyCar champ Dario Franchitti warmed up for the second round of the championship in St Petersburg by powering his Target Ganassi car to the second-fastest time in practice.

The 36-year-old from Bathgate, seventh in the opening round in Brazil a fortnight ago, finished just 0.032 seconds behind the Penske of Will Power. The Australian, who won two weeks ago in Sao Paulo, clocked a best of 1min 03.6741secs.

“We’ve clearly go a car capable of winning this weekend,” Franchitti, whose best finish at the 1.8-mile circuit in Florida is third, said today. “It’s fair to say that St. Pete is a race I’d really like to win this season.”


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