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Dario Franchitti to drive 2014 Indianapolis 500 pace car

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 24, 2014)– The pace car driver for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 has been announced.

Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car for this year’s race. Franchitti won the IndyCar Series Championship in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and is a three-time Indy 500 winner. He had to retire from racing after an October 2013 crash in Houston that required him to undergo multiple surgeries.

This year’s Indianapolis 500 will be on May 25.