Aric Almirola could be out 8-12 weeks after back fracture

Aric Almirola could be out 8-12 weeks after back fracture
Aric Almirola will miss Saturday night’s All-Star qualifying race. Aric Almirola’s absence from his No. 43 car could be a lengthy one. Almirola said Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway that the compression fracture to his T5 vertebra suffered in a wreck at Kansas Speedway will take approximately 8-12 weeks to heal.