Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas

Aric Almirola crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City Kan. Saturday

Almirola's window net was lowered but safety crews continued to work to release him from the auto, removing the windscreen and cutting off the top of the vehicle.

Danica Patrick wasn't happy about wreckingDur during Saturday's Go Bowling 400, to say the least. He then was placed on a backboard and airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he was kept overnight for observation.

The good news is that Almirola has been released from a Kansas hospital and will fly home to Mooresville, N.C., today, the team said, noting that "Almirola is mobile and will follow-up with his doctors in Charlotte". As was Logano. Almirola was taken out on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital. I just hope that Aric's alright.

Logano's Ford then turned hard left and went straight into the left rear of Patrick's No. 10.

Joey Logano triggered the fiery multi-car crash on lap 199 of Saturday's spring race under the lights at Kansas Speedway.

"The right front hopped or something and it took a hard left". I hope Aric is all right. "I am just frustrated for the lack of breaks I get".

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The contact sent Patrick careening headfirst into the wall - while collecting Logano - and Almirola's vehicle slid so viciously into the accident that the rear tires lifted off the ground before slamming back onto the track.

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.

Patrick was released from the care center at the speedway. I kind of felt like Wonder Woman out there for a little while.

"Feel bad", Hamlin tweeted after hearing the diagnosis Sunday.

Safety crew workers place Aric Almirola on a stretcher after cutting off the roof of his auto. You know you're playing Russian Roulette, and at one point at time, something is going to affect you.

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