Big couple days for birthdays for Dario Franchitti, Simon Pagenaud

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He may not be driving anymore, but that doesn’t mean Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan still can’t banter.

Franchitti turns 41 today, May 19, and to celebrate poked fun at the 39-year-old “TK” (Kanaan will turn 40 on December 31).

Franchitti will drive the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 pace car in this year’s Indianapolis 500. The three-time 500 winner and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion was forced to retire this offseason from injuries sustained in an accident at Houston last October.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Simon Pagenaud celebrated his 30th birthday. Seems hard to believe given he was just a kid when he began tearing up these shores from when he arrived in 2006. He’ll wear an Ayrton Senna tribute helmet for the Indianapolis 500.

Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.


QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.