• Jan 18, 2008
First of all, that's our favorite post title of the year so far. We don't get to write titles like that very often. Secondly, this intruder must be dumber than a bag of rocks or just ill-informed to break into the house of a professional race driver and think he's going to get away. The story goes like this: Franchitti told reporters recently that he was eating cereal one morning in the kitchen of his home in Nashville, Tennessee, when he looked up to find a man standing in front of him. Presumably the man was there to see Franchitti's wife, actress Ashley Judd, and did not expect to find another man scarfing cereal in his boxers. The intruder took off and Franchitti hopped in his car and followed, but he forgot one thing... pants. The 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner proceeded to chase the man in his boxers and a white T-shirt anyway, though police caught up to him first. Local media had already heard about the chase over the police scanners and were on scene to interview the half-dressed vigilante/race car driver, who wisely doled out soundbites from the seat of his car.

Let this be a lesson to all would be Ashley Judd stalkers: Pants be damned, Dario Franchitti will hunt you down.

[Source: Asylum, Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      so... is it ilegal to drive without pants?

      no one has to know...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good idea...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man if I had a nickel for all the times men who weren't wearing pants were chasing me around...well...this comment probably should end here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now there's a publicity-hogging husband! :D
        • 7 Years Ago
        Apparently you would never go chase after a guy who's been stalking your wife and actually shows up in your house.

        He did what a man should do in this situation, he just had no time to grab some pants.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, I've never been married.. but if this is what marriage is all about, umm ..
      • 7 Years Ago
      So this wasn't about how "in shape" Dario is - not even breathing hard after chasing the stalker...ie, "pantless"
      • 7 Years Ago
      hurray for No Pants Friday!!!

      *whisper from co-worker*

      what do you mean there's no No Pants Friday...
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's F-ing scarey to see a complete stranger inside your house, far from funny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A real man. A man's man.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Indeed. Anyone who is willing to defend their home and family deserves respect. Well, he obviously isn't from NY or California, or Canada.

        In any case, if he did this back in Limeyland the police would have arrested him and put the stalker on welfare.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dolemite: Are you really that much of a neanderthal that you think that Canadians have none of the values that your southern home is no doubt saturated with?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey I would do the same! I wonder what would have happened if he had caught him and the police wasn't there? I guess we'll never know, but if he can run out of his house and chase after the guy then you know what? Temper, Temper........
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats pretty funny, they live like 20 minutes from my house. Maybe I should pay her a visit.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes and post pictures.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now that's flying by the seat of his pants.. or lack thereof... sorry, that was bad.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I only wish I could be described as a "half-dressed vigilante/race car driver" more often...
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