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Midseason analysis: Series title is Franchitti's to lose

The 2007 IndyCar season still has seven races remaining, but there's a clear-cut favorite in the championship chase. In other words, the series title is Dario Franchitti's to lose, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: July 11, 2007, 3:19 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

The 2007 IndyCar Series season is passing by at a breakneck pace. The series is almost at the halfway point of a hectic set of seven races in seven weeks, led by this weekend's Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Nashville is Dario Franchitti's adopted American home, and as the IndyCar Series championship leader, the 34-year-old Scotsman is likely to get a hero's welcome at his "home" track. The 1.25-mile concrete oval has generally been good ...

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