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Franchitti back where he belongs

Updated: August 7, 2009, 12:20 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

It was October 2007, and Dario Franchitti was Superman. He had just claimed his first IndyCar championship in a dream season that included four victories and was highlighted, of course, by a soggy sundress and a sip of milk at Indy. Funny thing is, that dream season almost didn't happen. And had it not, you can't help but wonder what might have been.

Before that championship campaign, Franchitti had tossed around the idea of a move to NASCAR. He even was considered the lead candidate to ...

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