IZOD INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
May 26, 2002 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
July 25, 2004 (The Milwaukee Mile)
June 10, 2004 (Texas Motor Speedway)
• Finished seventh in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Won at Indianapolis for the third time.
• Recorded five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Closed season with runner-up finish.
• Qualified on pole at Milwaukee, Iowa and Toronto -- all in a row.
• Won IZOD IndyCar Series championship for the third consecutive year and fourth overall for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Recorded four victories (St. Petersburg, Texas1, Milwaukee, Toronto).
• Earned two pole starts (Milwaukee, New Hampshire).
• Finished in the top five in 13 of the 17 races and in top 10 in 15 races.
• Was running at the finish in 16 races.
• Won IZOD IndyCar Series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, joining Sam Hornish Jr. as drivers with three series titles.
• Recorded three victories (Indianapolis, Mid-Ohio, Chicagoland)
. Indianapolis 500 victory was second of career.
• Posted 13 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes.
• Earned pole starts at Brazil and Homestead -- bookends of season.
• Took points lead in finale at Homestead.
• Won IndyCar Series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Recorded five victories and five pole starts.
• Won first IndyCar Series road course race at Long Beach.
• Became second driver in IndyCar Series history to lead every lap when he won from pole at Infineon.
• Led 53 laps at Twin Ring Motegi to surpass 2,000 in IndyCar Series career.
• Running at the finish in 16 of the 17 races.
• Made debut for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in non-points-paying race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in October after driving for Ganassi Racing in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
• Won IndyCar Series championship for Andretti Green Racing.
• Won four races, including the Indianapolis 500, and three poles.
• Finished eighth in standings for Andretti Green Racing with best finish of second at Infineon Raceway. Recorded six other top-10 finishes.
• Did not compete in final event of the season because of concussion suffered in vintage auto race in England a week before.
• Started from the pole at St. Petersburg.
• Finished fourth in standings for Andretti Green Racing with two victories (Nashville, California)
, eight top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
• Won the Marlboro Pole Award for the season-ending Toyota Indy 400 at California Speedway.
• Finished sixth in standings for Andretti Green Racing.
• Earned his first two IndyCar Series victories (Milwaukee, Pikes Peak)
• Captured his first career pole position at Texas1.
• Finished 25th in standings after competing in only three races for Andretti Green Racing. Started a season-best seventh at Homestead and Pikes Peak and finished a season-best fourth at Pikes Peak.
• Suffered back injury in motorcycle accident in April in his native Scotland, which caused him to miss races at Japan, Indianapolis and Texas. Returned to cockpit at Pikes Peak before having back surgery, which forced him to miss the remainder of the year.
• Made IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis 500, starting 28th and finishing 19th, three laps down.
ROAD TO THE IZOD INDYCAR SERIES
• Scored three wins and one pole for Team Green en route to fourth-place finish in CART standings.
• Finished seventh in CART standings. Won at Cleveland and earned three additional top-three finishes driving for Team Green.
• Finished 13th in CART standings, scoring four top-three finishes and two poles.
• Suffered fractured pelvis and brain contusions in single-car accident during pre-season testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
• Finished second in CART standings driving for Team Green. Tied with champion Juan Montoya with 212 points, but Montoya was awarded the championship based on his seven wins to Franchitti's three.
• Scored three victories, two poles and 11 top-three finishes.
• Joined Team Green and finished third in CART standings on strength of three victories and five poles.
• Made CART debut driving for Hogan Racing. Finished 22nd in standings with best finish of ninth at Australia.
• Finished fourth in the FIA International Touring Car Championship, scoring one win and six podium finishes.
• Earned one win and three podium finishes en route to third place in the FIA International Touring Car Championship.
• Finished fifth in the German Touring Car championship.
• Finished fourth in British Formula 3 championship with Paul Stewart Racing, scoring one win.
• Captured British Formula Vauxhall Lotus championship in his second season with Paul Stewart Racing, scoring six victories. Named series Driver of the Year.
• Joined Paul Stewart Racing and finished fourth in the British Formula Vauxhall Lotus championship.
• Named McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year.
• Captured the Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship with four victories.
• Competed in karts, winning 1984 Scottish Junior Karting Championship, consecutive British Junior Kart championships in 1985-86 and Scottish Kart championship in 1988. Finished second in British Senior Kart championship in 1989.