Sport Aric Almirola expects to miss 8 to 12 weeks after hard crash

19:46  19 may  2017
19:46  19 may  2017 Source:   FOXSports

NASCAR at Kansas: Aric Almirola airlifted after fiery wreck with Danica Patrick, Joey Logano

  NASCAR at Kansas: Aric Almirola airlifted after fiery wreck with Danica Patrick, Joey Logano Safety crews at Kansas Speedway had to peel back the front windshield of Aric Almirola's car and help him from his vehicle after a fiery wreck late in the Go Bowling 400. Almirola was conscious and speaking with safety crews as he was placed on a backboard and taken via helicopter to a local hospital for further evaluation. The extent of his injuries are not yet known. Joey Logano appeared to get loose after a right-front issue with 68 laps remaining and got into the right rear of Danica Patrick's car, sending her into the wall.

In his first press conference since breaking his back last week in a hard crash at Kansas Speedway, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola sounded confident about returning to the cockpit, but not until he is fully healed.

CONCORD, N.C. — Aric Almirola could miss eight to 12 weeks recovering from the T5 compression fracture he suffered last Saturday in a crash at Kansas Speedway and will race when he is cleared by his doctors.

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CONCORD, N.C. — In his first press conference since breaking his back last week in a hard crash at Kansas Speedway, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola sounded confident about returning to the cockpit, but not until he is fully healed.

Almirola suffered a compression fracture of his T5 vertebra after a hard crash in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, where his No. 43 RPM Ford slammed hard into the wrecked car of Joey Logano.

Speaking in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Center Friday morning, Almirola said doctors have told him,  “With this type of fracture, it’s eight to 12 weeks”  until the injury is healed.

And Almirola made it clear he won’t rush his recovery just so he can get back.

“I’m not going to risk it,” said Almirola. “Whenever the doctors clear me, I’ll be ready.”

Audio from Aric Almirola's fiery crash at Kansas released

  Audio from Aric Almirola's fiery crash at Kansas released After a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night, Aric Almirola could be heard screaming on the team's radio, telling his crew his back was in severe pain. What Almirola didn't know was he just suffered a compression fracture in the T5 vertebra in the crash involving Danica Patrick and Joey Logano on Lap 199 of the 267-lap Go Bowling 400. Logano’s damaged car veered into Patrick, sending them both into the wall. Almirola, about 10 cars back, was unable to stop and hit Logano’s car violently in Turn 2.

Love seeing his little guy at the track each week . He's always pumped up during intros for dad 😊. — David Ragan (@DavidRagan) May 14, 2017. That was a hard one… hope @ aric _ almirola is good. https Aric Almirola to be held overnight in hospital for observation after crash . 2 Comments.

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Almirola was accompanied by Brian Moffitt, the CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports, and  William Heisel PA-C, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports.

In the Kansas crash, the back end of Almirola’s car came of the ground in the incident which began when Logano appeared to have a brake rotor failure that caused him to turn into Danica Patrick and putting both of those cars in the wall.

Neither Patrick nor Logano was injured in the crash, which brought out a caution on Lap 201 of the 267-lap race.

“I should have missed the wreck,” said Almirola, who committed to the outside line, only to see cars come up in front of him and the racing surface suddenly turn slick, perhaps from liquids from one of the cars in front of him.

When that happened, Almirola’s car was out of control.

“My car wouldn’t slow down. It wouldn’t steer,” said Almirola. “From that moment on I felt like I was on railroad tracks.”

During a 27-minute red flag period after the crash, rescue workers cut the roof and windshield off of Almirola’s car to get him out. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he spent the night before returning home to Mooresville, N.C. on Sunday.

Veteran Regan Smith will fill in for Almirola this weekend at CMS. Smith will drive the No. 43 in the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte, and if he wins one of the three stages of the race, Smith will advance to the main event, the Monster Energy All-Star Race.

The three stage winners in the Open, along with a Fan Vote winner will advance to the all-star race and fill out the 20-car field.

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