Watch the big crash at Kansas Speedway below
Joey Logano blew something on the right front. On corner entry, he clips Danica Patrick in the right rear.
Danica is sent nose first into the wall. Aric Almirola comes into the scene of the crash with a head of steam, likely sliding through oil.
UPDATE MAY 14 2017: Medical update – compression fracture to T5 Vertebra
UPDATE 11 PM: Aric Almirola will spend the night in the hospital for observation
Almirola piled into the both of them at near full speed, the entire back-end of the car lifts up 4 feet. 3 destroyed racecars. Danica voices frustrations to Logano as they walk to the ambulance.
Meanwhile, the window net is down but they are cutting off the roof on the Aric Almirola #43 car to get him out. I haven’t seen this situation in awhile, doesn’t look good. They pull Almirola out and place him on a stretcher.
Joey Logano is interviewed as he exits the care center. Talking with Jamie Little, “I’m ok. Just saying prayers for Aric right now. A lot of us took a hard hit. Something broke on my car, I don’t know what it was.”
While watching the replay mid-interview Joey Logano states, “Oh my god.”
Danica is asked if she’s ok as she exits the care center. She stumbles over words and states, “No, I’m not.”
Danica elaborates, “I feel absolutely horrible. I just don’t understand why so much bad luck happens. But besides that, I actually feel physically fine.”
She had a small smile as she exited the care-center. She explains, “The laughter is more a what can I do but laugh about it. A rotor? On a track where we’re braking with 200 lbs of brake pressure? Why?”
She concludes, “Every time I’m doing better. Something stupid happens. I hope Aric’s ok. One of these times these accidents aren’t going to go good for me.”
Aric Almirola has been airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical center. He is alert and awake.
Watch the Aric Almirola crash video from tonight’s race at Kansas Speedway below.