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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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Truex wins Go Bowling 400 race in KCK

Martin Truex Jr. celebrated his win in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel(


Martin Truex Jr. crossed the finish line to win the Go Bowling 400 on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


by William Crum

Martin Truex Jr. won the Go Bowling 400 race tonight at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The race was marked by a serious accident.

In second place was Brad Keselowski, followed by Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch.

A serious three-car accident on turn 2 sent Aric Almirola to the hospital to be checked out. He had to be cut out of his car. The accident started when Joey Logano hit Danica Patrick’s car, then Almirola ran into Logano’s car. Patrick and Logano appeared to be OK after the wreck.

Martin Truex Jr. (78) took an early lead in the Go Bowling 400. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Ryan Blaney (21) opened up a 2 second lead on the field before a caution and restart on lap 150 reeled him back in. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


The pit crew for Ryan Blaney’s No. 21 Ford sprang into when Blaney pulled into the pits during a caution on lap 139. (Photo by Brian Turrel)


Dale Earnhardt Jr. adjusted his helmet before the start of the race. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


A flyover of A10 attack aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base punctuated the national anthem before the start of the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Fans at Kansas Speedway enjoyed a concert from country rock band Parmalee before the race. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Race winner Martin Truex Jr. talked about outmaneuvering Ryan Blaney on the final restart to win the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Larry the Cable Guy, grand marshal of the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, talked about his upcoming movie, “Cars 3,” and his longtime interest in auto racing. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Race stopped temporarily at Kansas Speedway after serious accident

by William Crum

Racing came to a halt temporarily in the Go Bowling 400 tonight at the Kansas Speedway in a serious three-car accident on turn 2.

Aric Almirola was taken to the hospital to be checked out after being cut out of his car, and he was said to be conscious and talking. Almirola was transferred to a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

The accident started when Joey Logano (22) hit Danica Patrick’s (10) car, then Almirola (43) ran into Logano’s car. Patrick walked away from the wreck. Logano appeared to be OK after the wreck.

The three cars appeared to be totaled.

Only about 67 laps remain before the race ends.

Ryan Blaney was leading much of the race, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson.

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