Emergency personnel eventually cut the roof off the No. 43 vehicle to remove Almirola from the mangled machine.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Aric Amirola, who had to be airlifted from Kansas Speedway after a three-car accident Saturday night during the Go Bowling 400, has been released from the hospital.
He was placed on a backboard, taken away in an ambulance and then airlifted to University of Kansas Medical Center.?He was conscious and alert throughout.
Aric Almirola was swept into a lap-200 crash that was triggered by Joey Logano exploding a right front brake rotor.
A Richard Petty Motorsports representative said in a e-mail to FOXSoorts.com that the team will not know when Almirola will be able to return to the cockpit until after he meets with his doctors in Charlotte later this week. He will fly to his home in North Carolina on Sunday and his driving status has yet to be determined. As was Logano. Almirola was taken out on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital. "Just saying a lot of prayers for Aric [Almirola] right now".
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Thankfully Patrick seemed to be alright and was able to exit the auto on her own.
On replay, you can see Logano clip Patrick, followed by Almirola sliding toward the crash, seemingly unable to change course.
"On the other hand, I was having a really good night and that's what makes me the most mad". I'm praying for Aric right now. They were treated and released from the infield care center. "He's definitely feeling the worst of everybody".
Aric Almirola before crews remove him from his vehicle. They collected Almirola's No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. He has had a pair of fourth-place finishes at Daytona and Talladega this year, and he won an Xfinity Series race May 6 at Talladega.
Patrick and Logano were running just outside the top 10 with 67 laps to go. You never know when it is going to be the wrong hit.