Katie Kenseth, wife of Sprint Cup racer Matt Kenseth, suffered a broken shoulder blade in a crash of her "Bandolero" Legends car on Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while practicing for the Oct. 15 "Better Half Dash" – a charity race featuring NASCAR drivers' wives that will run on the track's NASCAR race weekend. Kenseth was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.
Matt Kenseth posted on Twitter late Monday night that his wife suffered "a broken scapula and some bumps and bruises."
"That didn't turn out so well," he posted. "She said that was the shortest racing career in history!"
Charlotte news radio station WCNC posted photos on its website of Kenseth running down pit road to his wife's aid after the accident. In one photo, he appears to be taking off her helmet as she sits inside the cockpit of the car.
Katie Kenseth is one of many wives and girlfriends scheduled to drive in the charity event. The race is scheduled to go 25 laps on CMS's frontstretch quarter-mile oval in the Bandolero cars, which resemble a full-bodied go-kart.