- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) - Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti says he’s still "not very comfortable" racing on a high-banked oval.

The Indianapolis 500 was the first IndyCar race on an oval since Dan Wheldon’s fatal accident in last season’s finale at Las Vegas. But the June 9 race in Texas will be the first on a high-banked track similar to Las Vegas.

Franchitti tested at Texas last month and said Tuesday that he will do his absolute best to win there. Indy Car races on a street course Sunday at Belle Isle, Mich.

Wheldon was killed when his car sailed into the fence in a 15-car accident last October, and his head hit a post in the fence. A report later determined that pack racing on a high-banked oval contributed to the accident.

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