Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti is one of the most notable names in the Indy series and he is prepared to make a run at another win in the Indianapolis 500 later today when the race begins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While Franchitti is now at the peak of his sport and one of the better known drivers, it all started with a modest beginning that most of us can relate to. There was no flashy cars. No Ashley Judd. Just Franchitti, his family and a go-kart.
Franchitti shared the story to ESPN about a childhood gift that helped him launch his racing career, so it is something you should all check out before today’s big race.
If you are looking to check out the Indy 500, here is all of the information you will need to catch today’s great race:
Date: Sunday, May 26
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Race Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Race Start Time: 12:12 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Live Stream
Total Laps: 200
Here’s a look at the starting grid results for Sunday:
(R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie; (W) = Former Indianapolis 500 winner