HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Dario Franchitti's return to IndyCar racing couldn't have gone better. He's the IRL champion once again.
Franchitti successfully emerged from one of the closest points races in series history Saturday, winning the season-ending Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the first caution-free IRL race ever.
The 2007 champion - who skipped 2008 to explore NASCAR - held off Target Chip Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon and Penske Racing's Ryan Briscoe.
So on the 10th day of the 10th month of the year, Franchitti's No. 10 car reigned supreme over the IRL.