Franchitti: how to win the Indy 500

Franchitti: how to win the Indy 500

Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500 three times, but is there a magic formula for success in America's greatest race? Mark Glendenning downloaded the Scot to find out

Ninety-six silver faces look out from the sides of the Borg-Warner Trophy – a testament to the fact that there are at least 96 different ways to win the Indy 500. And in all likelihood, the possibilities haven't been exhausted yet.

Indy is proof of the sheer breadth of events that can transpire during 200 laps of a 2.5-mile course with just four corners. Yet it's entirely in keeping with the enigmatic nature of the event that a race with so many random elements produces so many repeat winners.

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