Ashley Judd's Husband Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500, Remembers Dan Wheldon
Scottish race car driver Dario Franchitti, 44, who has been married to actress Ashley Judd, 41, since 2001, nabbed his third Indy 500 win on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti first won the coveted title in 2007 and followed up with a second victory in 2010. "Racing is emotion; life is as well," Franchitti said after his third Indy 500 win on Sunday, according to IndyStar.com. Franchitti then took a moment to pay tribute to his old friend, Dan Wheldon, a two-time Indy 500 winner who died in October of last year in an accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the age of 33.
Franchitti described losing Wheldon in Las Vegas last year as "the lowest of the low." After his victory, Franchitti greeted both his own wife, Judd, and Susie Wheldon, Dan's widow and mother to their two boys, Sebastian and Oliver, in the crowd. "I think the reason we all got back in the cars [after Las Vegas], the reasons all the mechanics got back in the pit lane, the fans all come back to the races, is days like today," Franchitti said. "There's not a feeling like standing in the victory lane. There isn't."
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