|Franchitti finally reaches Indy as defending champ|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 15 May 2011 07:10|
After winning the 2007 race and that year's IndyCar points title with Michael Andretti's team, the Scottish driver left the series, joined Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team and never got a chance to defend his championship.
The three-time points champ - and now two-time Indy 500 winner - knows this will be a busy month. As the defending champion, he has dozens of requests from the media and sponsors, and on Monday night he'll host a private fundraiser for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
It's all part of being a champion, and Franchitti wants to savor every precious moment this year.