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Dario Franchitti Net Worth

Dario Franchitti Net Worth is
$72 million

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Scottish racing driver, Dario Franchitti has a net worth of $72 million (46 million pounds). Franchitti could walk down most high streets in Britain without being troubled, however he would do well to get 10 yards in the United States before being encompassed by supporters, which can be remarkable when you consider that he was born in Bathgate, West Lothian. The Scot is a star in the world of IndyCar, winning the tournament four times in five years from 2007.

Dario Franchitti Net Worth $72 Million

In addition to that, Franchitti is a three-time winner of the iconic Indianapolis 500. He won his third Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012. The Indy races for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team. A former junior karting champion, Franchitti graduated to Formula Three before heading for the US in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 he drove in the CART series before going to Indy-Car in 2003. In 2007 he survived two tremendous crashes and then spent a forgettable 2008 competing in Nascar, the stock car racing series that’s the 2nd most-viewed TV sport in America after American football.

He returned to Indycar in 2009 and picked up where he left off. His Indycar gains and sponsorship deals are worth about $10 million a year. He’s deals with drinks firm Canadian Club and American Eurocopter, and is an ambassador for TW Steel, a Dutch watchmaker. He’s married to Hollywood actress Ashley Judd. They were wed in 2001, when she had already been in films for a decade. She’s put in some strong performances, starring alongside Robert De Niro in the 1995 movie Heat and four years later with Tommy Lee Jones in Double Jeopardy, for example. In all, her 24 movies have taken more than $700 million at the box office.



Full NameDario Franchitti
Net Worth$72 million
Date Of BirthMay 19, 1973
Place Of BirthBathgate, United Kingdom
Height1.75 m
Weight70 kg
ProfessionRace car driver
EducationStewart's Melville College
NationalityBritish
SpouseAshley Judd (m. 2001–2013)
ParentsMarina Franchitti, George Franchitti
SiblingsMarino Franchitti
NicknamesDario Speedwagon, George Dario Marino Franchitti
NominationsBest Driver ESPY Award
#Quote
1There is a misconception that I left the Indy Car Series because there was something wrong with it and there really is not. It was time for that new challenge. It was time to start a new adventure. I was looking for that but there is nothing wrong with the Indy Car Series. In fact, it's one of the greatest series in racing.
#Fact
1He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Motor Racing. He lives in London, England.
2Is the cousin of Paul Di Resta, one of the current drivers for the Force India F1 team.(2013).
3Won the Indianapolis 500 under a caution flag after teammate Marco Andretti crashed. The race was stopped after 166 laps (415 miles) due to heavy rain. [May 2007]
4Sustained several injuries when his race-car was involved in a crash at the Grand Prix on October 6, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
5Won his third Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012. Dedicated the race to Dan Wheldon.
6Close friend of Dan Wheldon.
7Last name is pronounced FRAN-key-tee.
8Won the Indianapolis 500 in 2007, 2010, and 2012. He is the 7th man to win three times at Indy.
9Was a very close friend of Greg Moore (1975-1999), a CART driver who drove with him.
10Met wife Ashley Judd at Jason Priestley's wedding.
11Son-in-law of Naomi Judd.
12Brother-in-law of Wynonna Judd.
13His first career win in the Indy Racing League came at the Milwaukee Mile in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2004.
14Attended 'Stewart's Melville College' (High School) in Edinburgh.
15Racing car driver
16Engaged to actress Ashley Judd. [2001]

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turbo2013Scottish Anchor Male Tourist (voice)
Driven2001Race Car Driver

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turbo2013consultant: racing sequences

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Three time winner, Indianapolis 500 / Himself - IndyCar Series Driver Champion 2007, 2009
Test Drive2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
5th Gear2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Indycar race driver
Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers2013TV MovieHimself
Grand Prix of Baltimore2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Toronto2013TV MovieHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2013TV SeriesHimself
Indianapolis 5002013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Itaipava São Paulo Indy 3002013TV MovieHimself
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg2013TV MovieHimself
Grand Prix of Baltimore2012TV MovieHimself
GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma2012TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio2012TV MovieHimself
Edmonton Indy2012TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Toronto2012TV MovieHimself
2012 CMT Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2011TV SeriesHimself - Alone with Rome / Izod IndyCar Series driver
Pardon the Interruption2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Nikon Indy 3002008TV MovieHimself
2008 NASCAR Lenox Industrial Tools 3012008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #40 Guitar Hero-Target Dodge
2008 NASCAR Lifelock 4002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #40 Juicy Fruit Dodge
2008 NASCAR Pocono 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #40 Target Dodge
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #40 Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge
2008 NASCAR Daytona 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #40 Dodge Journey Dodge
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2008TV SeriesHimself - NASCAR Driver (segment "Super Dario")
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
ITV - Formula One2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself - Indianapolis 500 Winner
Maxim's Supercars2004TV MovieHimself
Maxim Supercars2004TV MovieHimself
Suddenly Susan1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

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