Jack Roush, 68, a NASCAR team owner, is in serious but stable condition Wednesday, after a business jet he was piloting crashed while on a landing approach at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The crash happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday during a large aviation convention called Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Fly-In, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” Roush was reportedly flying an N6JR (a Raytheon/Beechcraft Premier 390). He and a passenger, Brenda Strickland, walked away from the crash, the Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee reports, but Roush was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. This isn’t the first time Roush has almost lost his life flying. He suffered a concussion, broken ribs and shattered left leg in 2002 after his private plane went down in a lake where he nearly drowned, in Troy, Alabama. Roush is the founder, chief executive officer and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team based in Concord, North Carolina. He’s also the board chairman of Roush Enterprises, which is the parent company for Roush Racing, Roush Industries and Roush Performance. The companies employ about 2,000 people.
Photo by Ted Van Pelt via Wikimedia Commons. Jack Roush at a 2010 National Motorsports Press Association event in 2010.