Aric Almirola Hospitalized After NASCAR Crash with Danica Patrick, Joey Logano

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Aric Almirola (43) crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano (22) during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
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The Go Bowling 400 was halted with 67 laps remaining Saturday night following a three-car wreck involving Aric Almirola, Danica Patrick and Joey Logano that resulted in Almirola's being stretchered off the track before he was loaded into an ambulance.

Jerry Bonkowski of NBC Sports reported Almirola was airlifted to University of Kansas Medical Center.

Richard Petty Motorsports later announced that "Almirola was alert after the accident as safety professionals removed him from the car. He was transported by helicopter to a local medical facility for evaluation.ย He is in stable condition and will be held overnight for further observation."

The crash occurred on the 40th lap of the race's final stage when Logano's front right tire appeared to go flat, sending him into the side of Patrick's car.

Fox Sports relayed video of the crash on Twitter:

"The right front popped and it took a hard left out of nowhere," Logano said, according to Frontstretch's Tom Bowles. "I just hope Aric's alright."

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Logano and Patrick both walked away from the crash and were cleared following evaluations with infield medical care staff.