Chat Alert: Dario Franchitti

Posted by Iannucci | 9/10/2007 | 3 comments »
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Time to speak with the victorious fuel-miser himself. Mr Judd will be fielding your questions at 4:30pm ET TODAY at

Suggested questions include:

  • So, made any off-season plans?
  • Is Ashley really that weird, or does she just drink a lot of Canadian Club during races?
  • Do you need a special license from the FAA to fly IndyCars?
  • What’s Wynonna REALLY like?
  • Seriously, what kind of dinner did you buy for Tony Kanaan after Infineon?

UPDATE: Mr Judd was kind enough to answer one of my questions. Or as the case me be, NOT answer.

Jeff (Gilbert, AZ): Regardless of which series you race in next season, do you plan on defending your win at Indianapolis in 2008?

Dario Franchitti: (4:36 PM ET ) I'm not really sure of what's going to happen next year, but that's going to be a decision we'll make fairly soon.
Couldn't have just said "Why yes, of course!" could you, Mr Half An Idea What This Race Means? Whatever, Dario. What. Ever.


  1. Jennifer Coomer // September 10, 2007 12:47 PM  

    If you’ve ever seen Ashley’s mother, Naomi, in an interview you can’t completely fault her. It *IS* a learned behavior. Whackity-do’s begat whackity-do’s.

    What tickled me was the song that was played right after Ashley's interview says, "shut-up and drive".

  2. Jason Connor // September 10, 2007 2:12 PM  

    He answered my question:

    Jason (Noblesville IN): If Scott hadn't have run out of gas, do you think you would have been able to get by him on the final turn yesterday?

    Dario Franchitti: That was what I was setting up to do. I was drafting down the back stretch, and setting up to make my move. Would it have worked? I don't know. I like to think so.

  3. usafshark // September 12, 2007 1:48 PM  

    I thought he had some respect for the Indy 500. Some said he didn't after he won or maybe he didn't know what it meant, but I made my own mind up based on his actions. I thought he did anyways...