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Wendy Venturini Shows Serious Driving Skills While Blindfolded with Jimmie Johnson


As you may know by now, Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini is still making her recovery after being hit by a car while jogging over the weekend.

To remember Wendy during better times, we decided to take a quick trip down memory lane to when, with the help of NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson, the former Speed Channel and Fox Sports 1 NASCAR reporter drove around a racetrack blindfolded for the Blue Cross-sponsored Ride of Your Life 2.0.

Wendy actually puts on quite the performance here, besting the times of ESPN reporter Marty Smith and University of Carolina football coach Larry Fedora.


We hope Wendy makes a speedy recovery so that she can get back on the track for round 2!

ICYMI: Wendy Venturini Recovery Update

Despite suffering a skull fracture and concussion following her scary accident in Novato, California, last Saturday, Wendy has been on her way to making a full recovery at Marin General Hospital, according to her husband, Jarrad Egert.

"Hopeful for a full recovery in six weeks," Egert wrote via Facebook post, as NBC Sports reported. Wendy says plyometrics saved her life. Literally! She jumped as she saw the Miata appear going 20 mph out of the corner of her eye. She somersaulted over the hood, roof and trunk eventually coming to a stop on the pavement."

Egert continued: "No tears from anyone she said, it increases her head pressure from the fracture. Only positive vibes! She is thankful for the staff and care here in California and cannot wait to be released to return to Caleb and the rest of her family and friends. She is unable to fly due to the pressure of the airplane so we will be making a drive back east soon. Toyota has a motorcoach and driver waiting for us from the NASCAR weekend! We are in good hands! Thanks, everyone!!"


As far as the cause of the incident, members of the Novato Police Department are still looking into it. Sgt. Nick Frey told NBC Sports that "impairment was not an issue" on the part of the driver, who is said to be cooperating with authorities.

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