WATCH: Champion Dario Franchitti on Auto Racing Dangers and Marriage to Ashley Judd

In an exclusive iVillage interview, Dario Franchitti opens up about how he copes with the dangers of his sport and what it's really like being married to actress Ashley Judd.

Our iVillage offices were all a flutter recently. After all, it's not everyday we have an auto racing champion, a four-time IndyCar winner, who happens to be extremely handsome and is married to Hollywood star Ashley Judd, in our offices to do an interview with me. Yes, my job has some definite perks!

Fans of Dario Franchitti: he's as darling in person as you think he'd be! During our interview, we chatted about how everyone thinks he's Italian (he's actually Scottish!), how he copes with the dangers of racing especially after the death of a rival and friend, Dan Wheldon, in a crash last year, and what it's like to be married to a Hollywood star.  "The way I answer that is I've never been married to anybody else so I don't really know," he said with a smile.

Franchitti has his sights set on trying to match the record for most consecutive wins in IndyCar when the season begins on the NBC Sports Network Sunday, April 1st.

Watch here as the racing champ talks about how his wife deals with his dangerous profession and how his mom copes too -- with not one but two sons behind the wheel of a race car!


Kelly Wallace is Chief Correspondent of iVillage.  Follow Kelly on Twitter (@kellywallacetv).

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