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Meet the VERY glamorous WAGs of this year’s top Indy 500 racers

The highly anticipated Indianapolis 500 took place on Sunday, May 29, and it saw some of the world’s biggest race car drivers compete for the gold.

As the prestigious racing event comes to an end, get ready to meet the glamorous wives and girlfriends of some of the top racers who took to the track this year.

Branded as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500 is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, during Memorial Day weekend each year.

It is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport – which consists of three major races also including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As the prestigious Indy 500 comes to an end, get ready to meet the glamorous wives and girlfriends of some of the top racers who took to the track this year. Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma Davies, are pictured in January

The race took place on Sunday, May 29, and it saw some of the world's biggest racecar drivers compete for the gold. But who exactly are the females behind the drivers? Felix Rosenqvist is pictured with his girlfriend, Caroline Bjorkqvist, in 2019

The race took place on Sunday, May 29, and it saw some of the world’s biggest racecar drivers compete for the gold. But who exactly are the females behind the drivers? Felix Rosenqvist is pictured with his girlfriend, Caroline Bjorkqvist, in 2019

From a look into their relationships to their own careers and accomplishments, here's what you need to know about the WAGS of the top drivers who competed at this year's Indy 500. Romain Grosjean and his wife, Marion Jolles, are pictured in 2019

From a look into their relationships to their own careers and accomplishments, here’s what you need to know about the WAGS of the top drivers who competed at this year’s Indy 500. Romain Grosjean and his wife, Marion Jolles, are pictured in 2019

This year, Marcus Ericsson came in first place, while Pato O’Ward and Tony Kanaan snagged the second and third spot. Scott Dixon, Jimmie Johnson, and Felix Rosenqvist were other big names who competed this year.

 But who exactly are the females behind the Indy 500’s top competitors? While some of them try to stay out of the public eye and live a private life, others often flaunt the plus sides of dating a famous racer – which includes many lavish vacations around the world, meals in five-star restaurants, trips to glamorous hotels, and romantic getaways in private planes.

Many of them are often spotted supporting their husbands at their races, and some have even sacrificed their own careers so they could help their partners achieve their dreams. 

From how they met their racecar beaus and a look into their relationships to their own professions and accomplishments, here’s what you need to know about the WAGS of the top drivers who competed at this year’s Indy 500.

Scott Dixon and Emma Davies

Scott Dixon, who hails from New Zealand and has won the IndyCar championship six times and the Indianapolis 500 once, met his wife, Emma Davies, through a mutual friend. The couple is seen in April 2021

Scott Dixon, who hails from New Zealand and has won the IndyCar championship six times and the Indianapolis 500 once, met his wife, Emma Davies, through a mutual friend. The couple is seen in April 2021

Emma remembered Scott - who is now ranked the third most successful driver in American Championship Cars history - as being 'quiet' and 'super shy' when they first met. They are pictured in July 2020

Emma remembered Scott – who is now ranked the third most successful driver in American Championship Cars history – as being ‘quiet’ and ‘super shy’ when they first met. They are pictured in July 2020

At the time, Emma - who is a profession track runner and racer herself - was studying in London, while Scott was living in the U.S. But after growing close, she decided to move to the states to be with him. They are pictured in July 2021

At the time, Emma – who is a profession track runner and racer herself – was studying in London, while Scott was living in the U.S. But after growing close, she decided to move to the states to be with him. They are pictured in July 2021

Scott Dixon, who hails from New Zealand and has won the IndyCar championship six times and the Indianapolis 500 once, met his wife, Emma Davies, through a mutual friend.

‘It goes quite far back, my and Scott’s story,’ Emma told IndyCar.com in 2016. ‘We met through a mutual friend.’

By December 2006, the couple was engaged, and in February 2008, they tied the knot. They are pictured at their wedding

By December 2006, the couple was engaged, and in February 2008, they tied the knot. They are pictured at their wedding

Emma remembered Scott – who is now ranked the third most successful driver in American Championship Cars history – as being ‘quiet’ and ‘super shy’ when they first met.

‘He was quiet. He was this super-shy guy and I wasn’t very friendly,’ she recalled.

Despite not hitting it off, a friend convinced her to give him another go. They went out on a second date and ‘really connected’ this time.

‘We just really connected. My friend literally left me. She said, “I’m going to leave you to it.” We were getting on that well,’ Emma continued. ‘We were smitten after the second day.’

At the time, Emma – who is a profession track runner and racer herself – was studying in London, England, while Scott was living in the U.S. 

But after growing close, she decided to pack up all her things and move to the states to be with him.

‘He was like, “Come to America. Just take a chance.” It felt so different from anything I’d had before,’ she gushed.

By December 2006, the couple was engaged, and in February 2008, they tied the knot. 

The two wed at Lord March’s private estate in the U.K., which is the location for the annual Goodwood Revival race.

‘It’s very beautiful,’ she said of the spot where they said their ‘I dos.’ ‘We really got spoiled. It was amazing. It really was.’

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Poppy, one year later. They also had a second daughter, named Tilly, in 2011, and their son, Kit, was born in December 2019. The family is pictured in 2020

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Poppy, one year later. They also had a second daughter, named Tilly, in 2011, and their son, Kit, was born in December 2019. The family is pictured in 2020

While previously speaking about why their relationship has worked, Emma explained that her athletic background helps her truly understand Scott. The couple is pictured in June 2019

She gushed, 'Scott and I are both sports-mad. We’re very competitive and very driven, so I feel like we really compliment each other.' The couple is pictured in November 2019

While previously speaking about why their relationship has worked, Emma (pictured with Scott in 2019) explained that her athletic background helps her truly understand Scott. She gushed, ‘We really compliment each other’

''As much as we live as husband and wife, I feel like we also live as training partners. My dreams were the same as his. From the moment I fell in love with him, my dream was he was to make history in this sport,' she said. They are seen in November 2020

”As much as we live as husband and wife, I feel like we also live as training partners. My dreams were the same as his. From the moment I fell in love with him, my dream was he was to make history in this sport,’ she said. They are seen in November 2020

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Poppy, one year later. They also had a second daughter, named Tilly, in 2011, and their son, Kit, was born in December 2019.

While speaking about why their relationship has worked during a 2018 interview with Motor Sports, Emma explained that her athletic background helps her truly understand Scott.

She said: ‘Scott and I are both sports-mad. We’re very competitive and very driven, so I feel like we really compliment each other.

‘He’s an amazing father and an amazing husband. I feel like I got super lucky and he’s an all-around awesome person.

‘As much as we live as husband and wife, I feel like we also live as training partners. My dreams were the same as his.

‘From the moment I fell in love with him, my dream was he was to make history in this sport. 

‘I had been around top athletes my whole life, whether it’s football or athletics. I dated Olympic medalists. I knew what it was like when I saw a huge talent, and that’s what it was like with Scott.

Emma called him an 'amazing father and an amazing husband,' adding, 'I feel like I got super lucky and he’s an all-around awesome person.' They are pictured in May 2019

Emma called him an ‘amazing father and an amazing husband,’ adding, ‘I feel like I got super lucky and he’s an all-around awesome person.’ They are pictured in May 2019

She continued, 'He has said [to me], "We’re so lucky. It’s like a dream team. You understand what I’m doing and you push me so hard and sometimes." I really feel like I’m living the dream, that I’m incredibly blessed.' The couple is pictured in June 2020

She continued, 'He has said [to me], "We’re so lucky. It’s like a dream team. You understand what I’m doing and you push me so hard and sometimes." I really feel like I’m living the dream, that I’m incredibly blessed.' The couple is pictured in July 2021

She continued, ‘He has said [to me], “It’s like a dream team. You understand what I’m doing and you push me so hard.” I really feel like I’m living the dream, that I’m incredibly blessed.’ The couple is pictured in 2020 (left) and 2021 (right)

‘I had such a strong a feeling in my gut that he was something very special and he was here to do something very special. 

Scott (pictured at the Indy 500) started in first place on the grid in Sunday's race, and came in 21st place

Scott (pictured at the Indy 500) started in first place on the grid in Sunday’s race, and came in 21st place

‘He has said [to me], “We’re so lucky. It’s like a dream team. You understand what I’m doing and you push me so hard.”

‘I really feel like I’m living the dream, that I’m incredibly blessed.’ 

Emma started actively competing in track when she was 12 years old. But when her dad passed away from cancer, she decided to step away from the sport. Now, she is a dedicated wife and mother, but she revealed in 2018 that she was back in training.

‘Our lives are super busy, but I really miss competing, so I’m definitely toying with the idea of coming back to competition again,’ she said at the time. 

‘We’re going to meet with some coaches and really decide if this is possible with his career, as well, and make sure it’s not going to impede on that.

‘At the same time, he’s really supportive and says, “I’m ready to support you as well. It’s your time.”‘

Scott started in first place on the grid in Sunday’s race, and came in 21st place.

Ed Carpenter and Heather Carpenter

Heather Carpenter was working as a nurse giving physicals to racecar drivers when she met her future husband, Ed Carpenter. The couple is pictured with their kids in 2020

Heather Carpenter was working as a nurse giving physicals to racecar drivers when she met her future husband, Ed Carpenter. The couple is pictured with their kids in 2020

The couple now share three kids together, named Makenna, Ryder, and Cruz, who are avid supporters of their dad. The family is pictured in June 2020

The couple now share three kids together, named Makenna, Ryder, and Cruz, who are avid supporters of their dad. The family is pictured in June 2020

As for Heather, she plays a huge part in her husband's career, helping to ensure that their kids are taken care of at home - while also taking on responsibility for Ed's schedule. They are pictured at their vow renewals

As for Heather, she plays a huge part in her husband’s career, helping to ensure that their kids are taken care of at home – while also taking on responsibility for Ed’s schedule. They are pictured at their vow renewals

Heather Carpenter was working as a nurse giving physicals to racecar drivers when she met her future husband, Ed Carpenter, who started in fourth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 18th.

Ed (pictured at the Indy 500) started in fourth place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 18th

Ed (pictured at the Indy 500) started in fourth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 18th

According to WFMS, Ed – who has now run in 192 races over 20 years – used a runny nose as an excuse to call Heather up, and he then asked her out on a date. 

The couple now share three kids together, named Makenna, Ryder, and Cruz, who are avid supporters of their dad. 

As for Heather, she plays a huge part in her husband’s career, helping to ensure that their kids are taken care of at home – while also taking on responsibility for Ed’s schedule.

She said in 2016, ‘I’m in charge of his scheduling, taking care of the home and making sure the kids are taken care of, and running all of the different appearances.’

However, despite all of the energy and effort that goes into ensuring her husband is ready to hit the track in top form, Heather said she loves the Indy 500 and everything that it involves. 

Last year, she opened up about her devastation at seeing 2020’s race being closed to fans amid the pandemic, telling WTHR: ‘The fans are what makes the Indy 500 and we miss them so much and I can’t tell you, like, they bring tears to my eyes just thinking about it. 

‘I missed the parade and all those things that we just, you know, you guys are so special to us and we can’t wait to have everyone back at the track again.’

Ed previously said his children serve as his main source of inspiration, explaining to IndyCar.com, 'Kids give you balance and help you keep things in perspective. My job raising them is far more important than my job driving race cars.' The family is pictured in December 2021

Ed previously said his children serve as his main source of inspiration, explaining to IndyCar.com, 'Kids give you balance and help you keep things in perspective. My job raising them is far more important than my job driving race cars.' The family is pictured in October 2021

Ed (pictured with his family in 2021) previously said his children serve as his main source of inspiration, explaining, ‘Kids give you balance and help you keep things in perspective. My job raising them is far more important than my job driving race cars’

'They’re kids, they’re not going to listen all the time, they’re not going to learn as quickly as other people,' he added. 'Raising a family does help you become better at being patient.' The family is pictured in 2020

‘They’re kids, they’re not going to listen all the time, they’re not going to learn as quickly as other people,’ he added. ‘Raising a family does help you become better at being patient.’ The family is pictured in 2020

As for Ed, he says his children serve as his main source of inspiration, explaining to IndyCar.com, ‘For sure, kids give you balance and help you keep things in perspective. 

‘My job raising them is far more important than my job driving race cars.

‘Race car drivers are impatient beings to begin with. Having kids was good for my patience because it forces you – they’re kids, they’re not going to listen all the time, they’re not going to learn as quickly as other people.

‘Raising a family does help you become better at being patient and remaining calm and dealing with chaos, because there’s always chaos with kids.

‘We’re really lucky. Our kids travel with us a lot. They’re here, they like being at the race track, but it also allows them to explore the country and see a lot of cool things and get kind of an alternative education outside of what they get at school, just seeing the world. There’s cool things everywhere we go.’

Tony Kanaan and Lauren Bohlander

Brazilian racecar driver Tony Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 IndyCar series, wed TV personality and Nebraska native Lauren Bohlander in 2013. They are pictured at the wedding

Brazilian racecar driver Tony Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 IndyCar series, wed TV personality and Nebraska native Lauren Bohlander in 2013. They are pictured at the wedding

Brazilian racecar driver Tony Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 IndyCar series, wed TV personality and Nebraska native Lauren Bohlander in 2013. They are pictured at the wedding

Lauren started dating Tony while she was studying at DePauw University in Indiana. She reportedly worked for her campus television station and covered sporting events - including races - which is where the two met. They are pictured in May 2022

Lauren started dating Tony while she was studying at DePauw University in Indiana. She reportedly worked for her campus television station and covered sporting events – including races – which is where the two met. They are pictured in May 2022

They tied the knot in a small ceremony in Miami, Florida, and welcomed their first son, named Deco, together in 2014. Max came next, in 2017, and their daughter, Nina, was born in 2018. The couple is pictured in December 2021

They tied the knot in a small ceremony in Miami, Florida, and welcomed their first son, named Deco, together in 2014. Max came next, in 2017, and their daughter, Nina, was born in 2018. The couple is pictured in April 2022

They tied the knot in a small ceremony in Miami, Florida, and welcomed their first son, named Deco, together in 2014. Max came next, in 2017, and their daughter, Nina, was born in 2018. The couple is pictured in 2021 (left) and 2022 (right)

Brazilian racecar driver Tony Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 IndyCar series, wed TV personality and Nebraska native Lauren Bohlander in 2013.

Lauren, who is the former co-host of the reality show Garage Squad, started dating Tony while she was studying at DePauw University in Indiana.

She reportedly worked for her campus television station and covered sporting events – including races – which is where the two met.

They tied the knot in a small ceremony in Miami, Florida, and welcomed their first son, named Deco, together in 2014. Max came next, in 2017, and their daughter, Nina, was born in 2018. 

Lauren is also stepmother to Tony’s son from his previous marriage, Leo, who lives full-time with his mother in Brazil, but spends every summer with his father and his half-siblings at their home in Indiana, kicking off his trip to the U.S. each year with the Indy 500. 

Lauren is also stepmother to Tony's son from his previous marriage, Leo, who lives full-time with his mother in Brazil, but spends every summer with his father and his half-siblings at their home in Indiana. The family is pictured in May 2022

Lauren is also stepmother to Tony’s son from his previous marriage, Leo, who lives full-time with his mother in Brazil, but spends every summer with his father and his half-siblings at their home in Indiana. The family is pictured in May 2022

The couple relocated from their home in Miami to Indiana in 2019 - and former TV host Lauren is often spotted supporting Tony at his races. They also regularly share loved-up pictures together on social media. The family is seen last month

The couple relocated from their home in Miami to Indiana in 2019 – and former TV host Lauren is often spotted supporting Tony at his races. They also regularly share loved-up pictures together on social media. The family is seen last month

In 2019, Tony (pictured with his wife in May) opened up about his struggle to balance his home life with his racing career, explaining that he was focused on prioritizing his profession at the time

In 2019, Tony (pictured with his wife in May) opened up about his struggle to balance his home life with his racing career, explaining that he was focused on prioritizing his profession at the time

In 2019, Tony – who started in sixth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in third – opened up about his struggle to balance his home life with his racing career, explaining that he was focused on prioritizing his profession at the time, but only because he felt as though he only had a few years left on the track. 

Tony (pictured at the Indy 500) started in sixth place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in third

Tony (pictured at the Indy 500) started in sixth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in third

‘My profession takes priority right now, but I don’t have many years left, so we’ll be able to enjoy each other more soon,’ he told Indy’s Child. 

‘I try hard to balance everything. I travel quite a bit, but I try to be as present as possible when I’m home. We have a pretty good routine.’

The couple relocated from their home in Miami to Indiana in 2019 – and former TV host Lauren is often spotted supporting Tony at his races.

They also regularly share loved-up pictures together on social media.

In March, Lauren celebrated the couple’s ninth wedding anniversary with a sweet Instagram tribute, sharing a photo from their beach ceremony, while writing: ‘Happy anniversary to the best “yes” ever. Love you for always.’ 

Tony also marked the milestone on his own Instagram account, where he described the couple’s relationship in a gushing post about his wife: ‘Love is a partnership of two people who bring out the very best in each other.’ 

He continued: ‘And who know that even though they are bad*** as individuals they are even better bad***es together.’

Felix Rosenqvist and Caroline Bjorkqvist

Felix Rosenqvist and his girlfriend, Caroline Bjorkqvist (pictured in September 2019), who live in Indiana, first started appearing on each other's social media accounts in January 2017, and have since frequently popped up on each other's feeds

Felix Rosenqvist and his girlfriend, Caroline Bjorkqvist (pictured in September 2019), who live in Indiana, first started appearing on each other’s social media accounts in January 2017, and have since frequently popped up on each other’s feeds

In honor of Felix's birthday in 2020, Caroline called him her 'favorite person in the world' in a touching tribute, and a few months later, she referred to him as the 'boyfriend of the year' on Instagram. They are pictured in May 2020

In honor of Felix’s birthday in 2020, Caroline called him her ‘favorite person in the world’ in a touching tribute, and a few months later, she referred to him as the ‘boyfriend of the year’ on Instagram. They are pictured in May 2020

Caroline - who is Swedish - is also often spotted supporting her beau at his races, and when she couldn't attend the IndyCar Race in June 2020 due the pandemic, she shared her frustration. The couple is pictured earlier this month

Caroline – who is Swedish – is also often spotted supporting her beau at his races, and when she couldn’t attend the IndyCar Race in June 2020 due the pandemic, she shared her frustration. The couple is pictured earlier this month

She is currently a star on the Swedish reality show Playmakers - which follows a set of girls who 'all live a glamorous and eventful life together' with their sports professional boyfriends. They are seen in November 2019

She is currently a star on the Swedish reality show Playmakers - which follows a set of girls who 'all live a glamorous and eventful life together' with their sports professional boyfriends. They are seen in January 2022

She is currently a star on the Swedish show Playmakers – which follows a set of girls who ‘all live a glamorous and eventful life together’ with their sports professional boyfriends. They are seen in November 2019 (left) and January 2022 (right)

Felix Rosenqvist –  who started in eight place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in fourth – often shares loved-up snaps with his girlfriend, Caroline Bjorkqvist, to social media.

Felix (pictured at the Indy 500) started in eight place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in fourth

Felix (pictured at the Indy 500) started in eight place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in fourth

The couple, who live in Indiana, first started appearing on each other’s social media accounts in January 2017, and have since frequently popped up on each other’s feeds.

In January 2022, they celebrated their five year anniversary, with Caroline taking to Instagram to celebrate the occasion.

‘Happy New Year! And happy five years to us,’ she gushed, alongside a snap that showed them cozying up. 

In honor of Felix’s birthday in 2020, she called him her ‘favorite person in the world’ in a touching tribute, and a few months later, she referred to him as the ‘boyfriend of the year’ on Instagram. 

Caroline – who is Swedish – is also often spotted supporting her beau at his races, and when she couldn’t attend the IndyCar Race in June 2020 due the pandemic, she shared her frustration.

‘Finally time for the first IndyCar race of the season tomorrow at @txmotorspeedway. Practice, qualifying, and race all on the same day, tough but doable,’ she wrote.

‘I’m still stuck in Sweden since one and a half month now, so both that and corona is keeping me from being there. Hope to be back with @frosenqvist soon. I’ll be cheering on and watching the race from the tv sofa for the first time since our #IndyCar journey started.’

She is currently a star on the Swedish reality show Playmakers – which follows a set of girls who ‘all live a glamorous and eventful life together’ with their sports professional boyfriends.

Romain Grosjean and Marion Jolles

Romain Grosjean, a Swiss-French driver who previously spent nine full-time seasons in Formula One, is married to a French journalist and television presenter named Marion Jolles. They are pictured at their wedding

Romain Grosjean, a Swiss-French driver who previously spent nine full-time seasons in Formula One, is married to a French journalist and television presenter named Marion Jolles. They are pictured at their wedding

Marion (pictured with Romain in March), who starred on Automoto on TF1 with Denis Brogniart for many years, met Romain while she was covering the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

Marion (pictured with Romain in March), who starred on Automoto on TF1 with Denis Brogniart for many years, met Romain while she was covering the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

The pair started dating in 2008, and they tied the knot in 2012 in Chamonix, France. They have since welcome three kids together - two sons and a daughter. The couple is pictured in December 2021

The pair started dating in 2008, and they tied the knot in 2012 in Chamonix, France. They have since welcome three kids together – two sons and a daughter. The couple is pictured in December 2021

Romain Grosjean, a Swiss-French driver who previously spent nine full-time seasons in Formula One, is married to a French journalist and television presenter named Marion Jolles.

Marion, who starred on Automoto on TF1 with Denis Brogniart for many years, met Romain while she was covering the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. 

The pair started dating in 2008, and they tied the knot in 2012 in Chamonix, France. They have since welcome three kids together – two sons and a daughter.

Their sons, Sacha and Simon, were born in 2013 and 2015, and their daughter, Camille, was born in 2017.

They co-authored a cook book together in 2017. Marion also released a novel, called A Soeur Perdue (A Lost Sister), in 2021.

They co-authored a cook book together in 2017. Marion also released a novel, called A Soeur Perdue (A Lost Sister), in 2021. The couple is pictured in May

They co-authored a cook book together in 2017. Marion also released a novel, called A Soeur Perdue (A Lost Sister), in 2021. The couple is pictured in March 2022

They co-authored a cook book together in 2017. Marion also released a novel, called A Soeur Perdue (A Lost Sister), in 2021. The couple is pictured in May (left) and March (right) 2022

Their sons, Sacha and Simon, were born in 2013 and 2015, and their daughter, Camille, was born in 2017. Romain is pictured with his kids earlier this month

Their sons, Sacha and Simon, were born in 2013 and 2015, and their daughter, Camille, was born in 2017. Romain is pictured with his kids earlier this month

After Romain - who started in ninth place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 31st - got into a horrifying accident while racing in 2020, Marion penned an emotional tribute to him on Instagram, in which she branded him her 'superhero'

After Romain - who started in ninth place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 31st - got into a horrifying accident while racing in 2020, Marion penned an emotional tribute to him on Instagram, in which she branded him her 'superhero'

After Romain – who started in ninth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 31st – got into a horrifying accident while racing in 2020, Marion penned an emotional tribute to him on Instagram, in which she branded him her ‘superhero’

After Romain – who started in ninth place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 31st – got into a horrifying accident while racing in 2020, Marion penned an emotional tribute to him on Instagram, in which she branded him her ‘superhero.’

‘Once we have said the urgent words, the useful words, to protect our children, the others are missing for ourselves,’ she wrote in French. ‘Fortunately, the love shields save the superheroes.’

His car erupted with flames, but he thankfully walked away with only a burns on his hands. 

Takuma Sato and Chiharu Sato

Japanese driver Takuma Sato - who started in 10th place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 25th - married his longtime girlfriend, Chiharu Sato, in 2005. The couple first met in Tokyo, and dated for two years before they tied the knot

Japanese driver Takuma Sato – who started in 10th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 25th – married his longtime girlfriend, Chiharu Sato, in 2005. The couple first met in Tokyo, and dated for two years before they tied the knot

They have welcomed two children together - a son, who was born in 2006, and a daughter, who was born in 2008. Neither of them use social media, and have kept their relationship relatively private. Takuma is pictured at the Indy 500

They have welcomed two children together – a son, who was born in 2006, and a daughter, who was born in 2008. Neither of them use social media, and have kept their relationship relatively private. Takuma is pictured at the Indy 500

Japanese driver Takuma Sato, who is a two time winner of the Indianapolis 500, married his longtime girlfriend, Chiharu Sato, in 2005.

The couple faced scandal when it was reported that Takuma had an affair with an announcer named Satoko Naito in 2010; however, despite the controversy, it appears that he and Chiharu are still together. Takuma is pictured at the Indy 500

The couple faced scandal when it was reported that Takuma had an affair with an announcer named Satoko Naito in 2010; however, despite the controversy, it appears that he and Chiharu are still together. Takuma is pictured at the Indy 500

The couple first met in Tokyo, and dated for two years before they tied the knot. They have welcomed two children together – a son, who was born in 2006, and a daughter, who was born in 2008.

The couple faced scandal when it was reported that Takuma had an affair with an announcer named Satoko Naito in 2010; however, despite the controversy, it appears that he and Chiharu are still together.

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, Takuma – who started in 10th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 25th – was forced to be apart from his family – who lives in Europe – while he trained in the U.S.

‘Today, we connect through FaceTime and with the kids on iPad,’ he told IndyCar.com after winning his second Indy 500 in August 2020.

‘If we are busy, it might be once every three days. We are communicating and texting and updating each other. We just aren’t physically together.

‘I’m surprised my son and daughter are growing up so quickly, you can see them getting taller. I look forward to seeing them in the offseason.

‘I’m happy they are keeping healthy and strong as well. They were fortunate enough with the technology we have, they could follow along with the race with multiple monitors and time charts, they were able to enjoy the race.

‘They were very happy. After the race, they sent me a video clip of them celebrating all over the place. They are happy.’

Neither of them use social media, and have kept their relationship relatively private. 

Will Power and ELizabeth Cannon

Will Power, who was the 2014 IndyCar Series champion and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion, is happily married to a former publicist named Elizabeth Cannon. They are pictured together in 2019

Will Power, who was the 2014 IndyCar Series champion and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion, is happily married to a former publicist named Elizabeth Cannon. They are pictured together in 2019

He met his wife through her job, since she used to rep Walker Racing Team, in which Will raced for. They are pictured together in 2019

He met his wife through her job, since she used to rep Walker Racing Team, in which Will raced for. They are pictured together in 2019

Will popped the question during a romantic horse-and-buggy ride through downtown Indianapolis, and Liz was certainly surprised. 'I was not expecting it at all, not one bit,' she gushed of the moment. The pair is seen in 2018

Will popped the question during a romantic horse-and-buggy ride through downtown Indianapolis, and Liz was certainly surprised. ‘I was not expecting it at all, not one bit,’ she gushed of the moment. The pair is seen in 2018

Will Power, who was the 2014 IndyCar Series champion and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion, is happily married to a former publicist named Elizabeth Cannon.

Will – who started in 11th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 15th – is currently fifth all-time in wins and second all-time with Poles earned in Indycar history.

He met his wife through her job, since she used to rep Walker Racing Team, in which Will raced for. 

According to IndyCar.com, when she began working for the company in 2006, team owner Derrick Walker warned her, ‘Don’t even think about dating the driver.’

‘I was like, “Don’t even worry. I have no interest,”‘ she recalled. 

But as she got to know him, she soon started to fall for the driver. They eventually started dating, but didn’t want anyone to know.

‘We tried to keep it secret for two years,’ Liz explained. ‘We kept it professional.’ 

But when Derrick found out, he was certainly not pleased.

The couple wed in Hawaii, and welcomed one son together, named Beau, in December 2016. The family is pictured in 2018

The couple wed in Hawaii, and welcomed one son together, named Beau, in December 2016. The family is pictured in 2018

The couple wed in Hawaii, and welcomed one son together, named Beau, in December 2016. The family is pictured in 2018

Liz eventually went on to work for Dreyer & Reinbold, but in 2012, she quit her job in PR to focus on helping her husband with his career. See is seen with Will and their son in 2018

Liz eventually went on to work for Dreyer & Reinbold, but in 2012, she quit her job in PR to focus on helping her husband with his career. See is seen with Will and their son in 2018

Will (pictured in 2020) - who started in 11th place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 15th - is currently fifth all-time in wins and second all-time with Poles earned in Indycar history

Will (pictured in 2020) – who started in 11th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 15th – is currently fifth all-time in wins and second all-time with Poles earned in Indycar history

‘Derrick has a pretty even temper,’ she continued. ‘He can keep his cool. But when he gets mad, and it’s not very often, there’s a vein in the middle of his forehead that will pop out. And oh, was it popping.’

Will popped the question during a romantic horse-and-buggy ride through downtown Indianapolis, and Liz was certainly surprised.

‘I was not expecting it at all, not one bit,’ she gushed of the moment.

The couple wed in Hawaii – since her family was from Texas and his from was Australia, she said they chose somewhere ‘halfway’ between the two. 

Liz eventually went on to work for Dreyer & Reinbold, but in 2012, she quit her job in PR to focus on helping her husband with his career. 

When he won his first Indy 500 in 2018, the former publicist was there by his side and became emotional – breaking down in tears and running into his arms after the race. 

‘I always make sure I hug Will a little tighter before those races and those times. I take it a minute at a time and hug him and love him and keep a smile on my face,’ she once said to Fox Sports. 

‘And then I say my prayers because that is all I can do and he goes out and races.’

The couple welcomed one son together, named Beau, in December 2016. 

Jimmie Johnson and Chandra Janway

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, has been with his wife, Chandra Janway, for more than 20 years now. The couple is pictured in February

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, has been with his wife, Chandra Janway, for more than 20 years now. The couple is pictured in February

Chandra (pictured in 2021) hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and earned a degree in business communication from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. After college, she moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling

Chandra (pictured in 2021) hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and earned a degree in business communication from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. After college, she moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling

According to PlayerWives.com , Chandra and Jimmie met in 2002, after they were introduced by famous driver Jeff Gordon. It was reported that Chandra knew Jeff through his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch. The couple is pictured in March

According to PlayerWives.com , Chandra and Jimmie met in 2002, after they were introduced by famous driver Jeff Gordon. It was reported that Chandra knew Jeff through his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch. The couple is pictured in March

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, has been with his wife, Chandra Janway, for more than 20 years now.

Chandra hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and earned a degree in business communication from the University of Oklahoma in 2000.

After college, she moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling, and was signed to Wilhelmina Models.

According to PlayerWives.com, Chandra and Jimmie met in 2002, after they were introduced by famous driver Jeff Gordon. It was reported that Chandra knew Jeff through his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch.

Jimmie – who started in 12th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 28th – popped the question to Chandra one year later, during a ski trip to Colorado in 2003.

Jimmie popped the question to Chandra one year later, during a ski trip to Colorado in 2003. They are seen with their daughters in April 2021

Jimmie popped the question to Chandra one year later, during a ski trip to Colorado in 2003. They are seen with their daughters in April 2021

They wed on the Caribbean island of St. Barts in 2004; they have since welcomed two daughters, named Genevieve (born in 2010) and Lydia (born in 2013) - who are often spotted on the sidelines supporting their dad. They are pictured in 2021

They wed on the Caribbean island of St. Barts in 2004; they have since welcomed two daughters, named Genevieve (born in 2010) and Lydia (born in 2013) - who are often spotted on the sidelines supporting their dad. They are pictured in 2022

They wed on the Caribbean island of St. Barts in 2004; they have since welcomed two daughters, named Genevieve and Lydia – who are often spotted on the sidelines supporting their dad. They are pictured in 2021 (left) and 2022 (right)

Being the wife of a racecar driver certainly has its perks - including lots of traveling to new cities - and Chandra enjoys it, despite constant nerves over whether or not her husband is going to win. The family is pictured earlier this month

Being the wife of a racecar driver certainly has its perks – including lots of traveling to new cities – and Chandra enjoys it, despite constant nerves over whether or not her husband is going to win. The family is pictured earlier this month

Jimmie (pictured at the Indy 500) started in 12th place on the grid in Sunday's race and finished in 28th

Jimmie (pictured at the Indy 500) started in 12th place on the grid in Sunday’s race and finished in 28th

They wed on the Caribbean island of St. Barts in 2004; they have since welcomed two daughters, named Genevieve (born in 2010) and Lydia (born in 2013) – who are often spotted on the sidelines supporting their dad.

Being the wife of a racecar driver certainly has its perks – including lots of traveling to new cities – and Chandra enjoys it, despite constant nerves over whether or not her husband is going to win.

‘I like a lot of things about it – especially that my husband gets to do what he loves,’ she once told the Sporting News. ‘We also like that we get to travel and go to fun cities. … I get nervous when he’s possibly going to win.’

In March 2014, she was faced with tragedy when her brother died in a sudden skydiving accident. He was reportedly a skydiving instructor and had more than 1,000 jumps to his name, but collided with another jumper mid-air and lost consciousness.

‘The Johnsons are saddened by the tragic passing of Chandra’s brother, Jordan Janway, 27,’ the couple said in a statement after his passing.

‘Jordan was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed. Please keep the Janway family in your thoughts and prayers. The family asks for privacy at this time.’

She now spends most of her time co-running the Jimmie Johnson Foundation – which she and Jimmie started together in 2006, which focuses on helping raising funds for public schools and helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for kids facing life-threatening illnesses.

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