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16 Celeb Couples Who Split Up This Year

2013 was unlucky for these stars

(Newser) - This year wasn't great for these 16 celebrity couples, all of whom split up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or see the full lists at ETOnline , PopSugar , and the Huffington Post . More »

Driver, 13 Fans Hurt in IndyCar Smash

Dario Franchitti in Houston hospital

(Newser) - Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shocking multicar crash at yesterday's Houston Grand Prix. The Scotsman suffered a concussion, a spinal fracture that will not require surgery, and a fractured right ankle in the crash that also left 13 fans... More »

Ashley Judd Getting Divorced

Actress married Dario Franchitti in 2001

(Newser) - After more than a decade of marriage, Ashley Judd and racecar driver husband Dario Franchitti are calling it quits. "We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We'll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always... More »

Franchitti Wins 3rd Indy 500

Dario Franchitti takes advantage of Takuma Sato crash

(Newser) - Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 today for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap. The Japanese driver went for the lead going into the first turn, pulled even with Franchitti but got too low, and it sent him into the outside wall. Sato'... More »

Franchitti Wins 2nd Indy 500

Mr Ashley Judd denies Helio Castroneves his 4th

(Newser) - Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500, beating Dan Wheldon to help Chip Ganassi become the first car owner to win at Indy and the Daytona 500 in the same year. Franchitti's victory today was his second at the Indy 500 in four years and denied Helio Castroneves a chance... More »

Indy 500 Champ to Join NASCAR Next Year

Second open-wheel racer in two years added to Ganassi team

(Newser) - Dario Franchitti, the 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner, confirmed today that he will make the transition from IndyCar to NASCAR for the 2008 season. The reigning IndyCar Series champion will join former Formula One and Indy driver Juan Pablo Montoya on Chip Ganassi’s three-car team. Ganassi is “thrilled” to... More »

Franchitti's Thirsty for More

Quizzed on retiring, Indy 500 champ says he has the drive to return to the top

(Newser) - Still basking in the glow of his first Indy 500 victory, Dario Franchitti isn't even thinking about retirement. "I'm having a blast," the driver formerly best known for being married to Ashley Judd tells the Indianapolis Star. And no wonder—Franchitti, 34, reeled in a record $1.6... More »

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