IndyCar title-fight: The usual suspects

IndyCar title-fight: The usual suspects

In this month's special RACER feature, we look at the battle for the IndyCar Series crown that has once again distilled down to a two-man fight between Dario Franchitti versus Will Power. David Malsher explains why

It has the hallmarks of a classic, this Dario Franchitti vs. Will Power rivalry. Franchitti hasn't encountered someone so relentlessly fast as Power since he fought Juan Montoya for the CART IndyCar championship well over a decade ago. In Franchitti, Power finds himself battling one of the most consistently formidable drivers in IndyCar history, one who ranks alongside Al Unser Sr. and Jr. for getting the job done pretty much every weekend.

Add to that these facts: They don't like each other, they drive for rival teams (that happen to be the best on the grid), they differ vastly in both driving style and approach to a race, and their strengths are as disparate as the tracks where each rises to pre-eminence. All they share is respect for each other's driving skills and the goal of becoming the IZOD IndyCar Series champion... every year.

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