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Matt Kenseth's wife involved in practice crash

Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:58 pm
Posted by Pete Pistone

Katie Kenseth, wife of NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, was treated and released from a Charlotte-area hospital after crashing during a practice session for an upcoming charity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

WCNC-TV in Charlotte posted this report:

CONCORD, N.C. – The wife of NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth left Charlotte Motor Speedway by stretcher early Monday evening after a crash at the race track during a practice session for a charity race next month.

Katie Kenseth crashed in to what typically is the pit stop wall in a driving school bandolero vehicle after taking a sharp turn.  Her husband rushed to check on her, and emergency track officials loaded her onto a stretcher.

Other NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Casey Mears, Michael McDowell and David Ragan were also in attendance to watch their wives and girlfriends practice for the inaugural Better Half Dash on October 15.

The charity race will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities and Motor Racing Outreach and will feature a 25-lap race on the front stretch quarter-mile oval before the Bank of American 500.

Charlotte Motor Speedway tells NewsChannel 36 Kenseth has been treated and released from a nearby hospital.

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