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Almirola released from hospital after Kansas Speedway accident
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.