Ashley Judd Cheers Her Husband To Third Indy Victory

Singer Ashley Judd’s husband Dario Franchitti won his third win at the Indy 500 Sunday, and she couldn’t help but tell fans how “proud” she was of his racing accomplishment after watching him from the stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speeday.

“[It’s] just such an extraordinary achievement,” Judd said. “I am so proud of him.”

Franchitti, who sipped the traditional bottle of milk in Victory Lane following his big win–which set records for heat (91 degrees) and lead changes (30)–also won the famed race back in 2007 and 2010.

Judd is a great ambassador to the sport of Indy Car, and she’s always supporting her husband at the track.

She wrote that she was “overwhelmed,” by the moment. “This was my 44th 500. And may just have been the best. Done with class and pure talent,” she tweeted.

She fielded many notes of congratulations for her husband, including ones from Katie Couric and Patrick Dempsey.

“I bet I can count to four if I have to ;)” she tweeted in reply to a fan.

To another, she said, “And isn’t it great good fun when Higher Power’s will happens to be congruent with one’s fondest wish for a loved one?”




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