NASCAR pit reporter recovering after being hit by car on morning jog
Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini came far too close for comfort with a car before her shift even started Saturday as she was struck by a vehicle while out jogging in the morning in Novato, Calif.
Fortunately for Venturini, she did not sustain life-threatening injuries, and according to NBC Sports, she is recovering.
“She’s completely coherent and conversational, and I have talked to her on two occasions today," Doug Rice, president and general manager of PRN, told NBC Sports Saturday. "They told her she would have a really good headache for a couple of days.”
The 39-year-old suffered a skull fracture and concussion in the collision.
Venturini's father Bill is a two-time Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) Champion and multi-car owner who founded Venturini Motorsports in 1982. The company issued a statement Saturday updating Wendy's condition.
"The family has spoken with Wendy, and she is in good spirits and confident in her recovery," the statement read. "At this time her husband, Jarrad Egert, is enroute to be with her."
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif. will start at 3 p.m. ET Sunday. It can be seen on FS1.