Car Racing

Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500

In one of car racing's most popular spectacles, Dario Franchitti emerged victorious at the Indianapolis 500 Sunday. Franchitti, who is married to actress Ashley Judd, dominated the race with a near-flawless performance, leading for almost 160 of the 200 total laps. Dan Wheldon took second place. There was no shortage in drama in the event, as the race kicked off with a crash on the very first lap; the first half alone saw four crashes total, including one involving 28-year-old Brazilian Raphael Matos. This is Franchitti's second taking of the checkered flag—he won the race in 2007 as well.