Did you see Ashley Judd outrun Jerry Punch after Sunday's Indianapolis 500? Punch was trying to get a post-race interview with Judd, who is Dario Franchitti's wife — but you already knew that — and Punch couldn't keep up with her as she was sprinting to victory lane.
Maybe Judd was inspired by Franchitti, who absolutely dominated the competition Sunday. Franchitti led 155 of the race's 200 laps but did have to sweat a little bit at the end as he and the rest of the field ran close on fuel mileage.
As the race restarted for the final time, Franchitti was fourth, with Mike Conway (who was later involved in a vicious wreck), Justin Wilson and Helio Castroneves in front of him, and they all needed to pit to be able to make it to the end.
So did Tony Kanaan, who started 33rd and was fifth behind Franchitti. Kanaan got to within about a half a second of Franchitti as Franchitti encountered traffic and was saving fuel, but Kanaan had to hit the pit lane with seven laps to go.
That left Dan Wheldon as Franchitti's closest challenger, but he couldn't get close to Franchitti, which allowed Franchitti to run laps at the end that were 20 mph slower than regular race pace to conserve gas.
"This is just as good a second time. Up until 10 laps to go I was pretty relaxed but then all hell broke loose with fuel saving and stuff," Franchitti said.