Ashley Judd Celebrates Husband Dario Franchitti's Third Indy 500 Win
Actress Ashley Judd celebrated her husband Dario Franchitti’s third Indianapolis 500 win on Monday, says the Inquisitr. Thanks to his victor, the 39-year-old racing driver is now the tenth professional to win the competition for the third time.
Dario Franchitti and his wife, Ashley Judd had many reasons to celebrate on Monday because the Scottish driver won the Indianapolis 500 competition for the third time. He dedicated the victory to his friend, Dan Wheldon, who passed away in October last year in a car accident at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway competition.
The winner told the press at the end of the Monday race that he felt like it was one of the best competitions he has ever taken part in. He further stated that D-dub, that is, Dan Wheldon, would have been very proud of his results; therefore, the award was dedicated to the deceased pal, as well as to Michael Wanser, the son of Barry Wanser.
Franchitti was soon joined by his wife, Judd who was very proud of her husband’s performance. The two invited Wheldon’s wife, Susie to take a victory lap with them in the open-top pace car. Judd tweeted her followers letting them know that she felt honored to be close to Susie Wheldon during the Victor’s Parade Lap.
Ashley never doubted that her husband will win the 96th edition of the competition. As a matter of fact, she told him before the race that she will wait for him on the Victory Lane. If Franchitti obtains another victory, he will set an all-time record in the Indianapolis 500 race. The current triumph brought him substantial gains as the racer received $2.4 million for his performance.
There was, nevertheless, an exciting moment when Franchitti thought he would lose the competition. It was during the first turn of the final lap that Japanese driver Takuma Sato attempted to pass the Scottish driver. He lost control and crashed into the wall; thus, enabling Dario to score his third victor. Sato, however, was not pleased with the results of the competition and tried to blame Franchitti for his failure. He stated that Dario did not give him enough room, so he could not move.