Dario Franchitti Forced to Retire from Racing
(NEW YORK) -- One of the most successful IndyCar drivers in recent memory, Dario Franchitti, will retire from racing on the advice of his doctors. A three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Franchitti was advised to walk away from racing as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash last month. Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle, and suffered a concussion back on Oct. 6 at the IndyCar race in Houston. He needed to undergo two surgeries to help repair the injuries.