• Sep 1st 2006 at 7:59AM
  • Add

Champ Car veteran and current IndyCar Series competitor Dario Franchitti looks set to be RuSport's replacement for the injured Cristiano da Matta for the final three Champ Car races of the 2006 season.

In his most recent road course outing at Infineon Raceway (pictured), Franchitti finished a close second to Marco Andretti, and although winless this season the Scot currently lies 8th in the IndyCar championship standings. Franchitti's current contract with Andretti Green Racing expires with the IRL's season-ending race next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, and so far he hasn't signed with anyone for next season, although he has admitted to considering a return to Champ Car, among other possibilities.

If Franchitti inks a deal with RuSport, we should see him alongside Justin Wilson at Elkhart Lake, Surfer's Paradise and Mexico City.

[Source: SPEED Channel]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,765 - $44,140
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    2015 Toyota Corolla
    MSRP: $16,950 - $22,955
    2015 Mazda Mazda3
    MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    MSRP: $29,995 - $64,895
    Share This Photo X