At the end of the 1999 Champ Car season, Dario Franchitti could have been forgiven for thinking that a major championship crown was not too far ahead of him in the future.
The Scottish driver had just tied Juan Pablo Montoya at the top of the standings, but he missed out on the title because the Colombian had won more races that year. However, Franchitti had proved his capabilities, and surely it was only a matter of time before the title would be his.
The wait may have been a lot longer than he expected, but it was well worth it. Franchitti became the third driver in as many years to 'do the double' in the IndyCar Series, as he followed up an Indianapolis 500 victory with a triumph in one of the most entertaining championship battles the series has ever seen.