Quick Facts of Dario Franchitti

  • Full NameDario Franchitti
  • Net Worth$50 million dollar
  • Marital Status married
  • BirthplaceBathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionCar Racer
  • Nationality Italian
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseEleanor Robb
  • Height5' 9"
  • Weight296 lbs (134.2 kg)
  • EducationStewart’s Melville College
  • Children2 daughter
  • Horoscope Taurus
Dario Franchitti

Car racing is one of the most exciting sports available, it is the mating of our engineering miracles and adrenaline. If you are familiar with car racing, then you might have heard about Dario Franchitti. He is one of the most accomplished figures in the racing sport.

Dario Franchitti is famous as a Scottish former racing driver and current motorsport observer who has won his fourth IndyCar Series championship in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He got teammates with Bryan Herta upon entering the IndyCar Series in 2003. To know more about his bio, career, relationship, net worth, and many more stay tuned and read the entire article.

About Dario

Dario Franchitti was born on 19 May 1973, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland. His parentage is Italian, with some Scottish, and he falls under the Zodiac sign of Taurus.

David Franchitti with his friend David Coulthard
David Franchitti with his friend David Coulthard, image source: an Instagram account dario_franchitt

Franchitti’s parents are; George Franchitti, an Ice Cream Company Owner, and Marina Franchitti owner of her own company Dario Hurtles. He has a sister named Carla Franchitti, and a brother named Marino Franchitti, who is a popular car racing driver too.

Likewise, he became interested in race car driving while studying at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh. His first career win in the Indy Racing League came at the Milwaukee Mile in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2004, and underpins Celtic Football Club.

Franchitti’s awards and honor

He is one of the successful and richest Race Car Drivers. They also positioned him among the list of Most popular Race Car Drivers. He became the IndyCar Series Champion in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and Indianapolis 500 in 2007, 2010, and 2012. Moreover, he became the winner of the 24hr of Daytona in 2008.

Besides, he is famous for his work on Turbo (2013), driven (2001), and Born Racer (2018). Likewise, he was the champ of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Awarded in 1992 and Mercedes set Franchitti in CART with the Hogan Racing group in 1997. In 1998, where he won 10 races, and at the end of the period; he named BBC Scotland’s Sports Personality of the Year.

After his fatal step to NASCAR in 2008, he came back to IndyCar in 2009, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. In the race of 2013, Franchitti slammed into Takuma Sato and E. J. Viso on the last lap and he is the world feed co-reporter for the FIA Formula E Championship since the 2015–16 season.

David Franchitti’s Wife

David Franchitti married twice in his life. At first, he married American entertainer Ashley Judd, an American actress, famous for her roles in a series of late 1990s and early 2000s thriller films, including Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, and High Crimes.

In December 2001, they organized the marriage at Skibo Castle close to Dornoch, Scotland. But later, they separated in 2013, because of some personal problems.

Dario Franchitti with his wife Elenor Robb and their kids, Dario’s Instagram

Later he tied the knot with Eleanor Robb (Eleanor Marie Robertson), an American author of over 225 romance novels. She has written J. D. Robb for the In Death series and under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. Furthermore, they have two daughters named Sofia and Valentina. Sofia was born in 2015 while Valentina was born in 2019 February.

Franchitti’s Net Worth and Car Collection

As of 2021, Dario Franchitti, a Scottish race car driver, has a net worth of 50 million dollars through his years of professional racing and commercial deals.

Because of his profession or other reason, the car is an addiction for him. Moreover, he had owned several fashioned cars most of them are: Ferrari F40 in May, an F355 Spider in 1998, a new Porsche 911 R, Hotrod 911-911T which has 330bhp and weighs 900 kg in 1973 and Mercedes E55 AMG in 2004.

Dario Franchitti’s Car, Photo Source: Top Speed

Similarly, his first car was Fiat Uno Turbo, which was stolen, and Ferrari F40 is his favorite Car that was taken by him for a blast over to Fort William and Oban. Since 2013, he stopped racing. Recently, he owned a new Honda NSX which was being modified by himself, and his latest crush is the new carbon-tubbed Ruf CTR shown at Geneva. Valentino Rossi, Jackie Braasch, and Kyle Larson are some of the popular Car racing drivers.