Katie Kenseth crash

Matt Kenseth didn’t think his wife, Katie, could get hurt entering a charity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Katie Kenseth crash
“I’d never seen a little car like that crash that hard. Katie Kenseth was one of 14 NASCAR wives and girlfriends practicing for the Better Half Dash, which is scheduled to be held before the Oct. 15 Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race at the 1.5-mile oval.
Katie Kenseth crash
Katie Kenseth won’t be racing again next month — or again. But Matt Kenseth did find a positive in his wife’s crash.
Katie Kenseth crash
The wife of NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth was injured Monday evening in a crash at Charlotte Motor Speedway, during practice for a race next month featuring spouses and girlfriends of drivers.
Katie Kenseth crash
That race will precede a 300-mile Nationwide Series race, one night before the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race.
Katie Kenseth crash
The Bandolero cars are small race cars, typically used by beginners and featured every summer in a series of races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kenseth's car crashed into a wall, and her husband, who was watching, rushed to the vehicle afterward.

Katie Kenseth was carried from the track on a stretcher and treated at a hospital afterward. Matt Kenseth sent out a tweet late Monday night, saying, "That didn't turn out so well. Kenseth's humor showed in a tweet he sent out Tuesday morning about his wife's condition.

"Katie is feeling pretty good today," he wrote. Matt Kenseth drives for the Roush Fenway Racing Team and ranks seventh in point standings for the Sprint Cup championship.

The Better Half Dash is a fundraising event for Speedway Children's Charities and for Motor Racing Outreach, a faith-based ministry in which Katie Kenseth is actively involved.
Matt Kenseth looked down the track, fear sweeping over him. Katie Kenseth broke her shoulder blade when she wrecked the Bandolero car she was driving Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 2003 NASCAR champion was at the track coaching his wife. -- Matt Kenseth on wife's crash

I knew her arm was hurt," Kenseth said. Katie Kenseth was one of 14 wives and girlfriends committed to racing in the 25-lap "Better Half Dash" charity race before the Oct. 15 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte.

-- Matt Kenseth

"I realized how much more people like Katie than they like me," Kenseth said.