NASCAR team owner Jack Roush, whose Roush Racing is based Livonia, has had another close call in a plane crash. He’s hospitalized in serious but stable condition after the Beechcraft jet he was flying crash landed last night at the airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was in town for an annual experimental aircraft convention.
A woman from Plymouth was a passenger on the plane and was also taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. In 2002, Roush crashed a plane in Alabama and was seriously injured, almost drowning before being rescued by an ex-Marine who lived nearby. Roush’s Sprint Cup series racing team includes Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and David Ragan.
Race fans who have always wanted to get behind the wheel and drive around the track at Michigan International Speedway now have their chance. MIS is opening the high banked, two and a half mile oval on selected days next month. For 25-dollars, fans will be able to take three laps at the speedway between noon and 1 p.m. August 2nd-4th, August 6th, and August 23rd-25th.
Drivers with dreams of making the NASCAR circuit are reminded the laps will be paced by the MIS pace car at a maximum of 70 miles per hour. To make a reservation, call 1-800-354-1010.