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Slumping Franchitti wins pole in Long Beach

Updated: April 20, 2013, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Dario Franchitti arrived at Long Beach last in the IndyCar standings and off to the worst start of his career.

Despite the deep hole he found himself in, the four-time IndyCar champion insisted he wasn't worried about finding a way back to the top.

Franchitti's positivity paid off Saturday with a pole-winning run on the temporary street course in Long Beach. He posted his fastest lap right before the buzzer to bump defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay from ...

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