Aric Almirola has been airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center for evaluation after his involvement in a fiery, three-car crash at Kansas Speedway during Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

The crash appeared to be caused when something on Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford broke, sending him hard into Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford in Turn 1 shortly after a restart on Lap 69. Almirola, who was trailing, came up on the wreck and hit both cars hard, lifting the No. 43 Ford’s back wheels off the racing surface.

Almirola’s window net was lowered but safety crews continued to work to release him from the car, removing the windscreen and cutting off the top of the car. He was alert when he was pulled from the car and was placed on a board.

Logano and Patrick walked away from the accident and were checked and cleared from the infield care center.

The race was red-flagged.

Almirola, 33, is in his sixth full-time season for Richard Petty Motorsports. The Tampa, Fla., native has one Cup win – at Daytona International Speedway in July 2014. He won the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend.



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