IndyCar champ Franchitti talks about his return, Danica and more
It felt, in a word, right, and not just because of the race and championship trophies he'd hoisted after outlasting Ganassi Racing teammate
So to come to Homestead this year was a different situation because Dixie and I were both in the championship fight, and I think we handled it well. We both worked together in getting the best out of our cars in testing, and all day Friday and Saturday we went out there and we did the best we could for ourselves, but at the same time keeping an eye on our teammates. It wouldn't have been good when Scott passed me about 10 laps if I had I just kept my foot down and driven up into him or something.
It's one of those things about having a teammate like Scott. He's going to be competitive and you're going to have to show up with your 'A' game. And with the series coming together and me being gone for a year, the competition is that much tighter and you have to improve every week. That makes me even happier about our circumstances.
With the unification, I think that has been a big deal as well for IndyCar. People race IndyCars because they realize that's what they love to do.
Unification was the first step on an upward trajectory, I see. After that it was going down every year, fighting for survival. Unification was the first turn to the upside, to going up slowly. I think the biggest worry right now is TV. They have to sort that out. Versus did a great job and they have to sort out the DirectTV thing. They need to get their heads together and figures this out or they need to do something else because we need to get the ability to get back to a lot of households.