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Dario Franchetti Wins Indy 500 - Celebrates With Wife Ashley Judd, Makes Emotional Tribute To Dan Wheldon

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May 28 2012, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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By RadarOnline.com Staff

Dario Franchetti won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time Sunday, and Victory Lane has never been so packed with genuine emotion.

With tears streaming down her face, Franchetti's actress wife, Ashley Judd, called the win "such an extraordinary achievement. I am so proud of him."

She was joined in Victory Lane by the window of Dario's best friend, last year's Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

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Wheldon perished in a horrifying crash at the Las Vegas 300 in October.

Franchetti honored his fallen friend by wearing a pair of Wheldon's trademark white sunglasses after the race.

And even the tough guy race car driver couldn't hold back the tears when talking about Wheldon.

Nearly sobbing as he was interviewed by ESPN, Franchetti said, "everybody loved Dan."

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