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5/26/2009
Emma Dixon helps husband Scott both prepare for and celebrate victories. Getty Images

It's Saturday afternoon shortly before the qualifying races of the Long Beach Grand Prix and I am sitting on a couch in the Target motorcoach across from Scott and Emma Dixon. It takes three seconds to realize these two are the textbook description of a "cute couple." They met a few years ago, through mutual friends, while Scott was testing in London. Emma was working as a TV broadcaster for Sky Sports, but moved to Indianapolis just a year later. They were married last February. A former Olympic 800 runner, it's possible that Emma is even more competitive than her husband, and during our conversation -- it's a tossup which has the more endearing accent -- they smile and laugh constantly. Especially when talking about the birth of their first child, due in July. Emma says she can't wait to meet her son or daughter and, "would love it if they are sporty." Scott says he can't wait to teach him (or her) everything he's learned. "That will be so cool," he says. "That's what I am excited about."