Found September 04, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
PLAYERS: Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola started the AdvoCare 500 in the 13th position after a solid qualifying effort for the No. 43 team – the 12th time this season they’ve started within the top 15 on the grid. In the opening laps of Sunday’s night’s race, the driver was able to push the No. 43 AdvoCare Ford up two spots to 11th position before he started reporting that he was losing turn and forward drive.  As the track gave up grip over the run, Almirola lost some ground, slipping back to 22nd by Lap 32.  It was around that time that crew chief Mike Ford told his driver he saw smoke coming from the No. 43 machine, and Almirola confirmed he could see and smell it.  As the smoke increased, the team was forced to pit on Lap 38 to go under the hood to investigate.  The pit crew quickly diagnosed the problem as a cut oil line and was forced to push the car to the garage as the rest of the field went under caution from the fluid on the track.  The team was able to repair the problem and get Almirola back on tr...

Aric Almirola Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Ford team head to Richmond (Va.) International Raceway this week ready to get back to the short track.  The team has three top-15 finishes at tracks of one-mile or shorter in 2012 and is eager to put on a strong performance once again at the ¾-mile oval. Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 will mark the return of...
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