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NSCS: Despite Long Odds, Almirola Has Fighting Chance of Advancing to Next Round of Chase

LOUDON, N.H.–Many had Aric Almirola wrote off as a championship contender as soon as he punched his Chase ticket with a win in a rain-shortened race at Daytona in July. Last week, anyone who clung on to any hope that Almirola would go on to win the championship in 2014 were crushed when his No. 43 Ford Fusion went up in smoke with less than 40 laps remaining, while running in sixth...
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Almirola discusses rare engine issue

In three seasons with Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola had never exited a race because of an engine failure—until last week at Chicagoland. The blown engine couldn’t have come at a worse time. Almirola was running sixth, 30 laps away from making a statement in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Instead, he finished 41st and plummeted from potential Chase surprise to...

NSCS: Almirola’s Chase Hopes Running Dry Following Chicago

JOPLIN, Mo. — Sunday at the Chicagoland Speedway was a very rough day for Chase for the Sprint Cup driver, Aric Almirola. On Friday, NASCAR was forced to set the starting field by practice speeds after qualifying was washed out. This gave Almirola the 23rd-place starting position– but wasn’t the lowest starting Chase driver as Logano and Keselowski started further back. Once...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola 'heartbroken' over untimely blown engine

When Aric Almirola climbed out of his No. 43 Ford Fusion during the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet Sunday, it was probably obvious what he was about to say. “I’ve never been so heartbroken — ever,” Almirola said. “To be running that good with (just) over 30 laps to go ... I’ve been saying all week that we can’t have a big mistake.” The “mistake”...

Chasing The Underdogs: Aric Almirola on a Hotstreak Heading Into Chase

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola has opened many eyes with his short track prowess in 2014. Heading into this past weekend, Almirola had registered two top-10 finishes in the four short track races of the year, and a couple of weeks ago at Bristol he looked to be on his way to another until he was swept up in a crash. Almirola went to Richmond looking to continue a string of momentum...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola to visit Homestead Air Reserve base September 10

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Homestead Air Reserve Base are teaming up to host a series of Air Force exercises on Wednesday, September 10, at the Homestead Air Reserve Base located in the Speedway’s backyard. Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Foods-U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will meet and greet with active military personnel, as well...

NNS: Almirola to Make Two Nationwide Series Starts

CONCORD, N.C. — Aric Almirola will drive the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Ford in two upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series races. Almirola will be featured in the car at the Chicagoland Speedway and Dover International Speedway. He will recieve sponsorship backing from Smithfield during the two starts. This decision was made by the team and Almirola in hopes that the extra track time will...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola To Run Two Nationwide Races For Biagi-DenBeste Racing

CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola will pilot the Biagi-DenBeste No. 98 Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series races at Chicagoland Speedway September 13 and Dover International Speedway September 27. Smithfield will adorn the No. 98 Ford Mustang for both events. As Almirola and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint[...]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Momentum is the Focus at Richmond for Almirola and No. 43 Team

After qualifying for this weekend's race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), the final race before The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team will officially make The Chase. Last weekend, the team turned their momentum around with a Top-10 finish and look to continue building momentum leading into The Chase this weekend at RIR as Almirola pilots...

Aric Almirola driving iconic STP No. 43 at Bristol

Aric Almirola has already locked up a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. On Saturday night the veteran driver will again climb behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports but this time he will do so in the iconic STP red and blue paint scheme. Take a moment to look at these photos of Almirola’s STP car which was made famous by team owner Richard...
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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