Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas

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He immediately dropped the window net by the driver's side door to indicate he was conscious, but safety crews had to cut off the roof to safely get him out.

A fiery 3-car wreck Saturday at the Go Bowling 400 at the Kansas Speedway resulted in Aric Almirola leaving the race on a stretcher. Almirola was hospitalized overnight and has now been released from the University of Kansas Hospital.

According to Fox Sports, Patrick and Joey Logano were battling each other for 11th place when a mechanical failure (that commenters suggested was a brake rotor) exploded on Logano's auto, causing him to veer into Patrick's vehicle and send her crashing into the wall. With Patrick and Logano log jammed at the top of the track, Almirola had nowhere to go and slammed into both cars.

Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 Vertebra after a multi-car accident at Kansas Speedway Saturday night. He is scheduled to fly to his home in North Carolina on Sunday and his driving status is undetermined. He was transported by helicopter to a local medical facility for evaluation. I just hope everyone is okay.

On replay, you can see Logano clip Patrick, followed by Almirola sliding toward the crash, seemingly unable to change course.

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"I'm just saying a lot of prayers for Aric right now". I hope Aric is all right. "He's definitely feeling the worst of everybody".

Martin Truex Jr. was leading the race on lap 200 of the 267-lap race when the race was stopped and the race finally returned to green-flag racing at 9:59 p.m. I kind of felt like Wonder Woman out there for a little while.

Patrick was released from the care center at the speedway.

Richard Petty Motorsports will provide further updates when appropriate. "Like I said, something broke and tore up a bunch of really good cars". You never know when it is going to be the wrong hit.