Found November 20, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
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Aric Almirola capped off his 2012 season with a top-10 finish in a performance that saw him battling in the top three until the very last lap. The No. 43 Smithfield Ford team started the race in the fifth position after yet another fast qualifying effort.  But a tight-handling car had Almirola dropped back to 14th by the team’s first green-flag stop.  Bringing his driver down pit road on Lap 45, crew chief Todd Parrott gave Almirola four tires and fuel along with air pressure and track bar adjustments to help loosen up his machine.  A second pit stop on Lap 79 under a debris caution brought further air pressure changes to try to give Almirola the car he needed. The car responded, with Almirola able to wheel his Ford Fusion around the 1.5-mile oval more easily.  By Lap 95, he was in the seventh position, passing cars and running fast laps, often as fast as the leader.  And he returned to the top five on Lap 131 when a fast green-flag pit stop put him back on track in fifth.  But an a...
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