Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion after being struck by a car while jogging Saturday in Novato, CA, according to NBC Sports.
Doug Rice — the president and general manager of Performance Racing Network — told NBC Sports that Venturini is expected to be hospitalized 1-2 days, and her prognosis is “very good.” Rice adds that Venturini is “completely coherent and conversational.”
Rice told NBC Sports that Venturini’s prognosis “is very good. I was there (at Marin General Hospital) and heard the doctor tell her that.”
Rice also said: “She’s completely coherent and conversational, and I have talked to her on two occasions today. They told her she would have a really good headache for a couple of days.”
Rice said that Venturini is expected to be hospitalized for a day or two.
Venturini, 39, was in California to work as a pit reporter for the Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast of Sunday’s Cup Race in Sonoma.
She’s also worked as a NASCAR reporter for FS1 and Speed Channel, and in 2007 became “the first female broadcaster to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup race at Sonoma Raceway for DirecTV.”