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NASCAR broadcaster hit by car is now back home


Wendy Venturini

Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini, who was struck by a car while running June 23 in Novato, California, returned home to North Carolina on Saturday. Her husband Jarrad Egert posted the update on Facebook.

Venturini suffered a skull fracture and a concussion when she was hit by a car. She was released from Marin General Hospital on Wednesday. She could not fly home so Toyota arranged for a motorhome that had been at Sonoma Raceway to drive her and her husband home. Venturini was in California to be a pit reporter for PRN’s broadcast of last weekend’s Cup race.

In the Facebook update, Jarrad Egert wrote: “We made it home safely! Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome home. We follow up with nuero specialist, ortho doc and further audio testing this week. Prayers for Wendy’s patience, her friends know how to make her smile!”

Jarrad had previously stated on Facebook that Venturini had hearing impairment in her left ear due to nerve damage. Jarrad also stated that they were “hopeful for a full recovery in six weeks.”

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