There were no serious injuries on Monday night when a Gulfstream G150 jet carrying NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick and his wife, Linda, ran off the runway at Key West, Fla., International Airport.
Rick Hendrick suffered four broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and bruising. His wife, Linda, suffered minor cuts and bruises in the crash. The Hendricks and the two pilots were released Tuesday morning from Lower Keys Medical Center and have returned to North Carolina.
According to a statement released today by Hendrick Motorsports, Hendrick was admitted Tuesday to a medical facility in the Charlotte, N.C., area, "where doctors believe the pain can most effectively be managed."
"(Hendrick) is in good spirits and is expected to be released by the end of the week," the statement said.
Hendrick, 62, is owner of Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, N.C., and also is chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, the seventh-largest dealership group in the United States with 2010 new-vehicle sales of 59,403.
"Linda and I have been overwhelmed by all the words of encouragement and genuine concern we've received," Hendrick said in a statement. "We are blessed to have such a wonderful support system, and our family is extremely grateful for the thoughts and prayers. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone."
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the crew radioed that the plane had no brakes when it touched down in Key West. It ran off the runway and went 100 feet past the airport's 600-foot safety area before stopping with its nose in a shallow salt pond.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash. The jet -- tail number N 480 JJ and owned by Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmie Johnson Racing -- remains in Key West pending repairs.