NASCAR & Auto Racing

Franchitti in truck at Martinsville

A NASCAR Truck Series race will be the next step for Dario Franchitti in his preparation to take over the No. 40 Dodge in the Cup series next year.

Franchitti, reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, will enter the race at Martinsville Speedway in a No. 41 Dodge.

Brian Pattie will serve as crew chief on the truck owned by Cunningham Motorsports.