SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dario Franchitti finally won at Infineon Raceway, leading from start to finish to capture his first Sonoma Grand Prix on Sunday in the final road course race of the year.
Franchitti captured the pole and led all 75 laps, topping runner-up and new points leader Ryan Briscoe on the way to his fourth victory of the year. Franchitti and Briscoe avoided a multiple-car crash early in Lap 1 on the tough 12-turn, 2.3-mile road course. Scott Dixon, the points leader coming in, finished a disappointing 14th after stalling in the wreck. He fell into third place in the points race.
At least seven cars crashed in an accident heading into Turn 2 of the race.