They was on 215 (mph) speed and Patrick’s car exploded into flames. Both, Ford and Patrick, got hit by a hard-charging Aric Almirola, who clobbered both cars in Turn 2. Almirola’s car came to a stop along the backstretch wall. Ford and Patrick rescued themselves but Almirola remained in his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. Safety workers had to extricate him from the car after the impact. He was awake and alert but was placed on a spine board and a stretcher and airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center for further observation and evaluation. “That’s the last thing you want to see, a big hit like that for anyone. It’s unfortunate for everyone. Let’s hope that Aric is alright,” said Logano. At the time of the incident Logano and Patrick were just outside the top 10.