Almirola released from hospital after Kansas Speedway accident

After Joey Logano’s car (left top) hit Danica Patrick’s car (on the right in a cloud of smoke and fire), Aric Almirola (lower left) then ran into Logano’s car Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Almirola was hospitalized overnight and has now been released from the University of Kansas Hospital. According to a statement, Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


A three-vehicle accident on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway’s go Bowling 400 involved Joey Logano, top center, Danica Patrick, right, and Aric Almirola, top left. Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra and was released from the University of Kansas Hospital today, according to a statement. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Aric Almirola, who was in a serious accident during the Go Bowling 400 Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, has been released from the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a statement from Richard Petty Motorsports Ford.

Almirola was taken to the hospital after a fiery three-car crash on turn two on lap 199 during Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series NASCAR race. He was flown by helicopter to KU Hospital Saturday night.

According to the statement, Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra from the accident.

He is heading home to North Carolina today, according to the statement. He is mobile and will follow up with his doctors in Charlotte, N.C., according to the statement today.

The accident Saturday night started when Joey Logano’s car experienced mechanical failure and ran into Danica Patrick’s car. Almirola then ran into Logano. Logano and Patrick were OK after the accident.

Another view of a three-vehicle accident Saturday night at Kansas Speedway involved Aric Almirola, lower left, Joey Logano, upper left, and Danica Patrick, center top. Almirola was released from the hospital today. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


A view after a three-vehicle accident Saturday night at Kansas Speedway involving, Aric Almirola, left, Joey Logano, center and Danica Patrick, right. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Crews worked several minutes to remove Aric Almirola from his car after an accident Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. Almirola was released from the University of Kansas Hospital today. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

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  1. jordan Hatcher says:

    Glad he okay. This is another testimony of how safe the sport is today and how NASCAR reacts to all wrecks where racecar drivers get injured.

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