Kristen Yeley wins “Better Half” Dash

Kristen Yeley, wife of NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley, won the fourth annual Better Half Dash race held Thursday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

While the race was scheduled to be 25 laps, a slue of cautions forced it to be shortened to just eight laps. It ended with a green-white-checkered finish.

“It feels pretty good,” said Yeley. “I’ve been doing this for four years, so it is really special. The foundation I am racing for is really close to me heart. My dear friend lost a child this past May and my girlfriend started the foundation to raise awareness for organ donation for children.”

Heidi Stoddard, wife of NASCAR team owner Frankie Stoddard, finished second, and Melanie Self of Motor Racing Outreach was third. Ashton Bayne (wife of Trevor Bayne) and Adriene Pattie (wife of crew chief Brian Pattie) were fourth and fifth.

The remaining competitors finished as follows: Jenna Robinson (sixth), Jordan Fish (seventh), Karlee Hensley (eighth), Ashley Allgaier (ninth), Ashley Stremme (tenth) and Amy Reimann (11th).(Charlotte Motor Speedway)(10-10-2014)