Almirola suffers compression fracture in Kansas crash
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Aric Almirola was released from a Kansas hospital Sunday morning, Richard Petty Motorsports announced.
The driver of the No. 43 Ford Fusion suffered a compression fracture of his T5 Vertebra during a multi-car accident at during Saturday's Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. A team of safety workers had to extricate Almirola from his car before he was airlifted to the hospital for observation.
In a statement, team officials said Almirola was mobile and will follow-up with doctors in Charlotte.
Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, has been released from a local Kansas hospital and will fly back to his home in Mooresville, N.C. today.
Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 Vertebra after a multi-car accident at Kansas Speedway Saturday night. Almirola is mobile and will follow-up with his doctors in Charlotte.
Richard Petty Motorsports will provide further updates when available.
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The accident was triggered on Lap 199 when the No. 22 of Joey Logano suffered a mechanical failure entering Turn 1. Logano made contact with the No. 10 of Danica Patrick, sending both cars hard into the outside wall. Almirola was unable to get slowed down and slammed into Logano in Turn 2.