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Franchitti hoping to stay grounded Sunday at Infineon

Dario's Flying Circus rumbles through Sonoma on Sunday for the Motorola 300. Under the big top at Infineon Raceway? The big three: Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan.

Updated: August 24, 2007, 5:32 PM ET
By Bruce Martin | Special to ESPN.com

SONOMA, Calif. -- Not too long ago, it appeared Dario Franchitti would fly away with the 2007 IndyCar Series title.

That was before he gave new meaning to the nickname "The Flying Scot."

Franchitti, an accomplished pilot, has had his past two races end with his car taking flight, and that has sent his bid for the season championship into a tailspin.

Franchitti will try to protect that lead as the IndyCar Series makes its third trip to Infineon Raceway ...

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