Race Car Owner Rick Hendrick Injured In Plane Crash
NASCAR race car owner Rick Hendrick and his wife Linda suffered minor injuries after the private plane they were in crash-landed at Key West International Airport in Florida last night. The pilot of the plane registered to Jimmie Johnson Racing radioed ahead that the brakes weren't working.
The plane ran completely off the runway. The pilot and co-pilot also suffered minor injuries.
It was seven years ago, in October, 2004 that Hendrick's son, brother, two nieces, two other Hendrick employees along with the pilot and co-pilot were killed in a plane crash. The plane was taking them to the Sprint Cup race in Martinsville, Virginia when it crashed into a mountain.
Hendrick owns Sprint Cup cars driven by five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin.