Daytona 500

Almirola crash is violent reminder safety doesn't eliminate danger

Almirola crash is violent reminder safety doesn't eliminate danger

NASCAR races can be deceiving, as drivers occasionally go bump in the night while chasing speed.

Cars get destroyed. Racers walk away unscathed. All is good. Until it’s not.

NASCAR will be one man down this season. Aric Almirola is on the mend after suffering a compression fracture of his T5 vertebra during a multicar pileup at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

Almirola “is mobile and will follow-up with his doctors in Charlotte” after his release from a Kansas City hospital, according to a statement from Richard Petty Motorsports. He is back at his home in Mooresville, N.C., and will be out at least six weeks.

“Well, I mean, it’s a dangerous sport,”...

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