NASCAR Team Owner Jack Roush in Hospital After Plane Crash

NASCAR team owner Jack Roush is in serious but stable condition after he had an accident in his private plane at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, July 27.

Roush was flying his private plane, a Hawker Beechcraft Premier jet, from Detroit to Oshkosh on Tuesday night with his friend Brenda Strickland. The jet made hard contact on landing and cracked the fuselage.

Stricklin, who suffered minor injuries, was treated and released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

“There are injuries. Possible surgery,” Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. “But he walked out of the plane.”

Roush is said to have suffered facial injuries and is being kept in the hospital for observation.

“On behalf of the NASCAR industry our hearts and prayers go out to Jack Roush, the Roush family and Roush Fenway Racing,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement. “All of us are looking forward to a full and speedy recovery.”

This is not the first plane crash Roush has been involved in. Eight years ago he crashed his P-51 aircraft in a lake in Alabama. Roush was unconsious after the crash and would have died. Fortunately, ex-Marine Larry Hicks who lived nearby, saw the accident happen and pulled Roush from the water.

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