Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Katie Kenseth Hurt In "Better Half" Crash

The wife of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth was injured early Monday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway while practicing for a charity race involving wives and girlfriends of NASCAR drivers.

Katie Kenseth lost control of her Bandolero race car exiting the second turn of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile short track and impacted the wall, suffering a fractured scapula (shoulder blade), bumps and bruises. Matt Kenseth rushed to her side immediately after the crash, and assisted rescuers in removing her from the damaged racer.

She was treated and released at a local hospital, with Matt Kenseth confirming her injuries in a subsequent Twitter posting. "That didn't turn out so well,” tweeted Kenseth. “Katie and I are home, she has a broken scapula and some bumps and bruises. Thanks for all the well wishes."

He later joked that his wife had dubbed her outing, “the shortest racing career in history," adding, “I got to learn something new -- how to put a bra ON!"

Katie Kenseth was practicing for the “Better Half Dash,” a fundraising event vent for Motor Racing Outreach and Speedway Children's Charities that includes more than a dozen NASCAR wives and girlfriends, including Sirius Speedway co-host Angie Skinner. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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