It's a safe pick to go with a three-time IndyCar champion who also has won two Indy 500s.
But it's also the right pick.
He should be the favorite. He drives for Target-Ganassi, the team to beat. And there is a matter of consistency for the man behind the wheel: Franchitti has not finished worse than seventh in the previous six races in Indianapolis. He will start ninth on Sunday, but only because he ran out of fuel on the final qualifying lap, giving away a spot on the front row.
Franchitti, who turned 38...