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Dario Franchitti gets champion's ring

Updated: March 18, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti has received his champion's ring.

Former NBA star Larry Bird presented the two-time Indy winner with his trophy at a news conference Friday at Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers.

Franchitti says the ring is identical to the one he got after his first win in 2007 and includes a set of diamonds formed in the shape of the historic 2.5-mile speedway. One side of the ring has a set of checkered flags.

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