Wendy Venturini

Wendy Venturini (born January 30, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American reporter for the Performance Racing Network (PRN). She works as broadcaster for NASCAR Cup Series races and sometimes as a pit reporter for races on PRN. She had been a pit reporter in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, and reporter for NASCAR Race Day. Venturini is a 2000 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wendy Venturini
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Venturini in 2008
Born (1979-01-30) January 30, 1979 (age 41)
Nationality United States
OccupationNASCAR reporter and analyst

In 2007, Venturini was one of the commentators for DirecTV's NASCAR Hot Pass coverage. With that on her résumé, Venturini is the first female play-by-play announcer in auto racing history.[1]

On August 29, 2014, Venturini was announced as the anchor for the 2014 Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race for Performance Racing Network, becoming the first woman to serve such a position.[2]

She is the daughter of two-time Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) Champion and multi-car owner Bill Venturini. Her older brother, Billy Venturini, is also a driver on the ARCA circuit.

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to Jarrad Egert who serves as the Director of Engine Track Support for Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity teams.[3] They had their first child Caleb James on December 22, 2010.[4]

On June 23, 2018, Venturini was struck by a vehicle while exercising near Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.[5] She was transported to Marin General Hospital in Marin, California, where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Doctors later diagnosed her with a skull fracture. Venturini returned to broadcasting in August of that same year.[6]


  1. ^ "The stories Venturini could tell". New York Daily News. June 27, 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  2. ^ "FOX Sports 1's Wendy Venturini set to make history at New Hampshire". Foxsports.com. August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wendy Venturini and husband expecting". Skirts and Scuffs. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Wendy Venturini Welcomes First Child". Infield Parking. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  5. ^ https://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2018/story/_/id/23892018/wendy-venturini-injured-accident
  6. ^ https://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/story/_/id/24359068/weeks-suffering-head-injury-wendy-venturini-returning-broadcast-nascar-races

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