Dario Franchitti Retires Due To Houston Crash

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Dario Franchitti is retiring from racing due to injuries from a crash in Houston. Franchitti announced Thursday he'd been told by doctors to stop racing because it would affect his long-term health. Franchitti fractured his spine in two places last month when his IndyCar lost control and crashed during the Grand Prix of Houston. Debris from the wreck also injured 14 others. He's hoping to be involved in IndyCar in an off-track capacity. Franchitti is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series champ.