When Franchitti finished on Sunday crossed under the yellow caution flag, led 155 laps and the dangers of unstable conditions on the track this afternoon survived scorching, Ganassi became the first owner of the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 win in the same season. Just one other owner, Roger Penske, a rival on the track and a good friend out, also the two most prestigious awards in racing. But even legendary figure who has captured a record 15 wins Indianapolis could not claim both at the same time.Win the Indy 500 for the second time - and does little more than a tower in the final - would have been sufficient to achieve Dario Franchitti. THAT was able to team owner Chip Ganassi in the Class A door to rise at the races made it even more memorable.
"I am a happy man in this business to work with people who came to that," Ganassi said before taking a flight to Charlotte for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. "I have both the car to drive. I have not changed the tires. I have no fuel in the car. I have none of those things. I'm very very happy is what is reduced a.
Shows that luck had much to do with Franchitti and Target Chip Ganassi Racing to achieve unprecedented performance, but it came at the expense of the two pilots, Mike Conway, in particular, in the last round.