Trending: Ashley Judd's husband, Kahne

May, 28, 2012
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Ashley Judd’s husband won the Indy 500 Sunday and she chugged along with her own ceremonial milk bottle after Dario Franchitti's victory:



The day was built around tributes to the late Dan Wheldon:

Judd followed up a few hours later with this photo tweeted to her 117,500-plus followers of an empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway:



Reba McEntire was revved up about Franchitti's victory:



As was Wildcat Nation:



Not all the racing was at Indy this weekend, as Brad Keselowski noted after his finish at Charlotte in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, won by Kasey Kahne:



All that racing took a toll, as Keselowski noted with pre-race post-race weigh-in photos. He lost three pounds for his efforts.

Before:



And 600 miles and all that fluid later:



On Memorial Day weekend, David Robinson thanked his fellow veterans who paid the ultimate price for our freedom:



Donte' Stallworth added his thoughts:



Jerry Rice caught on:



Many teams also passed along their holiday gratitude:



As did sports agent Drew Rosenhaus:



The Stanley Cup Finals begin on Wednesday when the Kings face the Devils. As Tom Hanks knows, the NHL playoffs are like a box of chocolates:



Even though the official hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, Maurice Jones-Drew and the rest of Northern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina got peppered by tropical storm Beryl.


• Tim Wendel’s “The Summer of ‘68” tells the story of one of those epic seasons that changed baseball forever, according to Phil Rosenthal. (Chicago Tribune)

• Elmer Gedeon was one of two major-league baseball players who died while serving in World War II. As millions watch baseball on Memorial Day, it’s time to re-tell his story, as Terry Frei writes. (Denver Post)

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