Dario Franchitti on Jim Clark's 1965 Indy 500-winning Lotus 38 Ford

In 2010, 45 years after Jim Clark drove his Lotus 38 Ford to a dominant win at the 1965 Indy 500, Dario Franchitti got to live out a dream by strapping in and driving his hero's car himself. Dario had just come off a season in which he scored both his second Indy 500 win and the IndyCar title. » 5/25/14 12:48pm 5/25/14 12:48pm

Will Hot Racing Wife And Actress Ashley Judd Attempt A Senate Run?

Hey everybody! Remember how much fun you didn't have during the 2012 elections? Well now that they're over, there are depraved, masochistic individuals out there who are already pondering what none of us want to think about: What's in store for the 2014 elections? Yes, more politics! Get excited! » 11/10/12 4:00pm 11/10/12 4:00pm

Indy 500 Winner Dario Franchitti And His No-Lift Oppo Moment

The last lap of this year's Indy 500 included a serious sphincter-clencher for Dario Franchitti. Takuma Sato attempted a pass in a headwind on turn one, but the 226-mph inside run on the leader was unclean, and the always-courageous Sato took himself out. But the lack of on-screen drama for his rival belied what was… » 6/01/12 5:30pm 6/01/12 5:30pm

Dario Franchitti Loses NASCAR Ride, Contemplates Return To Real Racing

After an unlucky start to the 2008 season, Chip Ganassi Racing is pulling out of NASCAR, meaning Dario Franchitti is out of a job. The Scottish racer — AKA Ashley Judd's husband — was having a miserable season, failing to qualify in Texas and fracturing his leg in a crash two weeks later. His team was equally… » 7/02/08 3:00pm 7/02/08 3:00pm

Dario Franchitti Doesn't Blame Dan Wheldon For This Scary IndyCar Crash…


Dario Franchitti went for what can only be described as a frightening ride flight at Michigan International Speedway yesterday as Franchitti's car got touched hard in the rear by Dan Wheldon on lap 143 of the rain-delayed Firestone Indy 400. We're told Tony Kanaan won the race — but the highlight's got to be… » 8/06/07 8:30am 8/06/07 8:30am

Franchitti Wins Indy 500, er, 415; No Milk for Milka

In the denouement to yesterday's abbreviated Indy 500, it was a rain-drenched, barefoot Ashley Judd providing the glamor an eighth-place Danica Patrick, an ousted Milka Duno and a lurking Gene Simmons could not. Patrick lost a late-race game of pitstop musical chairs, nullifying an earlier reach to second place; Duno… » 5/28/07 10:58am 5/28/07 10:58am