Almirola suffered a T5 compression fracture in his back in a May 13 crash at Kansas Speedway when his car crashed into Joey Logano’s and the rear end got airborne before slamming to the ground. Almirola is expected to be out two to three months.
Smith drove the No. 43 in the Monster Energy Open on All-Star weekend and in the Coca-Cola 600. Smith did not advance to the All-Star Race. He placed 22nd in last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600.