NASCAR driver Aric Almirola suffers fractured vertebra during fiery wreck

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    NASCAR driver Aric Almirola suffers fractured vertebra during fiery wreck
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    Updated: 12:56 PM EDT May 14, 2017

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    NASCAR driver Aric Almirola suffers fractured vertebra during fiery wreck
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    Updated: 12:56 PM EDT May 14, 2017

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —
    NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has been released from the University of Kansas Medical Center a day after fracturing a vertebra during a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway.

    Almirola was trailing Joey Logano and Danica Patrick on Saturday night when they were sent into the wall at the first turn. Almirola plowed into Logano's car, the force of the impact lifting his No. 43 car into the air.

    Safety crews removed the top of Almirola's car so they could get him out.

    He was taken by helicopter to the hospital, conscious and alert the entire time. Richard Petty Motorsports said Almirola had a compression fracture of his T5 vertebra. He was returning home to Mooresville, North Carolina, and will follow up with doctors in Charlotte.

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