Category: Auto Racing

Dario Franchitti chugged the milk on Sunday, as he won his second Indianapolis 500 in four years.

What’s more interesting than Franchitti’s racing career is his wife, actress and college basketball superfan Ashley  Judd. It wasn’t too long ago we saw her going berserk in the stands at the NCAA tournament, cheering on her Kentucky Wildcats.

The Big Blue Nation didn’t come away with the National Championship, but lucky for Judd her husband pulled through in the clutch.

Dan Wheldon finished second, while Marco Andretti finished third and Danica Patrick finished sixth.


It seems nowadays Jack Nicholson draws more attention to himself at sporting events than on the big screen. The actor will add another event to the bucket list when he waves the green flag to start off the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

The three-time academy award winner is also a notable Yankees and Lakers fan. Since the Yankees sit in second place and the Lakers lost their Western Conference Finals lead, I guess he has to find something else to do.

Nicholson won’t be the only star involved at the race however. Michael Andretti will take actor Mark Wahlberg for a pre-race spin, in which they expect to hit 200 mph. Singer/songwriter Jewel will perform the national anthem.

Kim Kardashian will apparently be there as well, supporting her sponsor QuickTrim’s car driven by Graham Rahal.

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Old Spice has dropped Tony Stewart as a sponsor after eleven years, which means he’ll have to find a new sponsor for his No. 14 Chevy.

Via an official spokesman, the company said they are changing their market strategies. Stewart will still be co-sponsored by Office Depot.

Fortunately the Old Spice commercials featuring Terry Crews, currently the best thing on television, are still in full-effect. I don’t know whether to laugh or gape in awe.