Aric Almirola (in car #43) suffered a compression fracture of the T5 vertebra after this wreck at the Kansas Speedway in May. After sitting out for a long stretch from the injury, Almirola has returned and is set to race in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Aric Almirola (in car #43) suffered a compression fracture of the T5 vertebra after this wreck at the Kansas Speedway in May. After sitting out for a long stretch from the injury, Almirola has returned and is set to race in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Colin E. Braley The Associated Press
Aric Almirola (in car #43) suffered a compression fracture of the T5 vertebra after this wreck at the Kansas Speedway in May. After sitting out for a long stretch from the injury, Almirola has returned and is set to race in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Colin E. Braley The Associated Press

Aric Almirola is unfazed about returning to Kansas, where he broke his back during the spring race

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