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Fit for 'The King': Almirola to run 1972 Petty STP scheme

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will will be running a 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.
Via Shake and Bake
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Almirola and STP Throwback to 1972 at Darlington Raceway

A throwback conversation wouldn't be complete without the iconic No. 43 STP Ford and neither would the throwback The Tradition Returns weekend at Darlington Raceway. Joining in on the retro paint schemes, Aric Almirola will pilot the 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red No. 43 STP paint scheme, originally driven by "The King" Richard Petty. STP will also have special guests at the track...

Military Family Honored by Eckrich, Food City and Motor Racing Star Aric Almirola

Thanks to Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, a local military family was honored by Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola Saturday before the event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Army Sergeant Gary Burkhart and his wife Chrissy were greeted at the race track by the Richard Petty Motorsports team and escorted to the garage area to...

NSCS: Ford Performance NASCAR: Almirola Pursuing Final Chase Spot

Ford Performance NSCS Notes and Quotes IRWIN Tools Night Race Advance – Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, August 21, 2015 Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion, is battling for one of the final spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field.  Almirola, who qualified for the Chase last year after his win in the July Daytona race, spoke to the assembled media...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spotlight on Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Ford at Bristol

The No. 43 Smithfield team went into last week's race 50 points outside of a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup transfer spot. By scoring a Top-15 finish, they cut that deficit by more than half and sit just 23 points behind Clint Bowyer who is in the transfer spot. Aric Almirola is confident that the team can contend for a win this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.   The team...

Aric Almirola Looks Forward to Win His Way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup

A rain-shortened race at Daytona in 2014 was the break that Aric Almirola was looking for. It granted him the opportunity to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, even while not having much luck in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs.    So far in 2015, the numbers don’t look as impressive as last year. The No. 43 team has only one top 10 finish, but an average finish of 18.6, which...

NSCS: Eckrich and NASCAR Star Aric Almirola Give Military Family a New Car at Indy

Indiana Family Surprised with a Replica No. 43 Ford Fusion, Free Groceries for One Year LISLE, Ill. (July 25, 2015) – Our other car isn’t like this one!  That may be the thoughts of Luther and Stephani Martin after Eckrich and NASCAR driver Aric Almirola surprised the military family with a new custom-made 2016 Ford Fusion, designed to replicate the No. 43 scheme that Almirola...
Via On Pit Road
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Almirola and No. 43 Nathan’s Famous Team Refreshed and Ready to Race into The Chase

Almirola to Open Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday After a much appreciated off-weekend, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Nathan’s Famous Ford team are ready to tackle the first road course race of the season. The team will head to the 10-turn Sonoma Raceway and compete to stay on the Chase Grid and work their way back into the Top-10 in Championship Points....
Via On Pit Road
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 in No. 43 car

After four days of rain and multiple big wrecks, Mother Nature finally put an end to Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Lap 113 of 160. When NASCAR called the event, Aric Almirola was out front, scoring his first career Sprint Cup Series victory in the iconic No. 43 race car he drives for Richard Petty Motorsports. "Really proud of (crew chief) Trent Owen...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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