Dario Franchitti is  fabulous and eminent former racing driver who is considered for his excellent professional racing techniques.  He was very popular for his immense achievements and exclusive championships.

He has spent his professional tenure with all the required amenities, and today,  in the present context Dario’s net worth is estimated somewhere around $ 72 million.

Early life

Franchitti was actually born with the birth name George Dario Mario Franchitti. He was born on May 19, 1973, to parents Marina Franchitti and George Franchitti. He possesses a Scottish nationality and is a handsome Scotsmen.  Dario received his initial academic qualification by attending Stewart’s Melville College situated in Edinburgh his birthplace.

It was during this phase of Dario’s life; he got interested in the learning the latest techniques of karting. Dario was just a boy of 11 years when he won a championship of karting back in the year 1984. Soon after the achievement, he went for participating in two other British Championships for two consecutive years and was honored as the best participant under the 15 as a winner of the senior title.

In the year 1991, he went on to participate in four exclusive championships titled as Formal Vauxhall Junior.  Dario soon started to concentrate on the championship Formula Vauxhall Lotus and was awarded after one year in 1993.


Dario started his career at an early age of 11 years. In the year 1993, Dario achieved the British Formula 3 Championship and the very next year in 1994 Franchitti signed a contract with AMG Racing. He even collaborated with Hogan Racing for participating in the KOOL Green and Andretti Green. He has been a winner for 3 times appearing in the Indianapolis 500 and won the IndyCar Championship for 4 times.  All in total he was successful in 33 poles and won around 31 IndyCar.

In the year 2013, Franchitti retired finally from his professional venture due to a sudden car crash during an ongoing race in the city of Houston. Franchitti received severe injuries and multiple fractures in the skull. He has suffered complete memory loss due to the injuries from the accident.

He also had an ankle and spine fracture that required serious medical attention. He was under treatment for almost one month and released with an advice of quitting car racing.  He almost had to quit car racing against his wish as it would proceed further complications. The doctor had strictly forbidden him to go into the racing profession as it would be disastrous.

In Australia, Dario completed the V8 Supercar championship that included 17 eminent international drivers who paired with the V8 drivers at the Gold Coast Street Circuit.  This venue was considered previously for the episodes of Indycar. Dario drove there for Jim Beam Racing along with Steve Johnson. On finishing the eight racing episode in the year 2010, Dario moved on to participate in the final series of championship titled Izod Indycar.

The racing track was Homestead Miami Speedway which led to the latest countable laps that qualify the position of the pole. Dario almost overhauled 12 points of Will Powers and took a grip over the Izodcar Championship.  Afterwards, Dario had been recognized for winning the three consecutive Championships and again made a final entry in the year 2008.

In the year 2011, Dario moved on to participate as a driver in Target Chip Ganassi Racing and won the road race in the city of Florida, St. Petersburg. He even won his share of achievement at the Texas Motor Speedway. This was his 28th victory. In the year 2012, Dario ones again appeared for the test in Target Chip Ganassi Racing. He finally won the 2012 Indianapolis 500. But 500 ended up as his last victory of the season as he struggled against the two prominent teams belongings to Andretti and Penske.

Personal life

Dario Franchitti has a personal life which is worth screening.  He got married ones in the year 2001 with the eminent actress Ashley Jude.  The relation never blossomed and soon resulted in a separation in the year 2013.

Again in the year 2015, Dario got married again to Eleonor Robb.  Dario from his first marriage was already a father to a girl child and named her Sophia.  His marriage with Eleonor has been a successful one, and he spends his present life in complete bliss.  He spends quality time with his family.  He is a humble husband and responsible father.  He spends most of his time in his hometown Scotland.  London has been Dario’s favorite place to reside upon. Dario spends his retired life with ease and never regrets his decision made in each step of his life.

Quick summary:

Full Name: George Dario Mario Franchitti.

Date of Birth: May 19, 1973

Birth Place: Bathgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Age: 44 Years Old

Profession: Racing Driver

Height:  1.75 m

Weight: NA

Net worth: $ 72 million.