Katie Kenseth wrecks, breaks shoulder blade

Matt Kenseth tweeted “she said that was the shortest racing career in history!” late last night following a wreck by his wife Katie at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“That Didn’t turn out so well. Katie and I are home, she has a broken scapula and some bumps and bruises. Thanks for all the well wishes.”

The Better Half Dash will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15 before the Sprint Cup Race. The wives and girlfriends of NASCAR racers will participate in the charity event and will compete for 25 laps in go-cart shaped cars.

Katie Kenseth crashed into what typically is the pit road wall around 6:15 p.m.  She was behind the wheel of a bandolero vehicle, which resembles a full bodied go-cart, and crashed a few laps in after taking a sharp turn.  Her husband rushed down pit road to check on her, and emergency track officials loaded her onto a stretcher.

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