NEW YORK - Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti tried to convince himself there was a way back from a career-ending head injury but all roads led to a dead end and his racing days are over, said Franchitti . Speaking for the first time since a horrific last lap crash at the Houston Grand Prix on October 6 left him with two spinal fractures, a concussion and a broken ankle, Franchitti said he tried to negotiate a deal with himself but discovered there was no deal to be made that would see him return to race car. “I spent two days thinking, “OK how can I get around this because I have done it before,” said Franchitti . “There have been quite a few broken body parts over the years and I kept thinking, there’s got to be a way, some kind of negotiation here and there wasn’t.”–Reuters