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ARIC ALMIROLA RUMORS

Almirola and No. 43 Team Look to Spoil Chase at Talladega

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield team look to spoil The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and get a win on Sunday. At a track where anything can happen, the team hopes to be in the right place at the end of the race. The No. 43 team showed speed at superspeedways this year and expect the same this weekend.   In 15 NASCAR starts at the 2.66-mile track, Almirola notched two Top...

NSCS: Aric Almirola ‘Sad and Disappointed’ By Missing Out On Contender Round Of Chase

DOVER, Del. — It has been a huge season for Richard Petty Motorsports driver, Aric Almirola. He recorded his first-career Sprint Cup Series victory at Daytona in July, and in doing so he recorded the first victory for car No. 43 since the 1999 season. Almirola became a long-shot to upset the Chase field after recording two-consecutive top-10 finishes heading into the Chase, but...
Via Rubbings Racing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola’s improvement impressive despite likely Chase elimination at Dover

The first driver in the history of Richard Petty Motorsports to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup might be also be the first eliminated in the new playoff format, but that should not take much of the shine off of the vast improvements he and the No. 43 team have made to this […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Still in the Hunt; Nothing to Lose at Dover

A sixth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway put Aric Almirola and No. 43 team back in the hunt of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This weekend, the Nathan's Famous team will focus on what they can control and get the highest possible finish. Although just 10 points out of the 12th-place transfer spot, the team will need to pass four teams to transfer to the Contender...

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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Heartbreaker for Aric Almirola in Chase Race #1

Everyone, or at least a very large majority of people, had two things in common in their Chase Grid bracket (NASCAR’s version of March Madness bracketology) – Aric Almirola and AJ Allmendinger were picked to be among the first four drivers to be dropped from the sixteen driver Chase field. While the end result may prove to be true, in Almirola’s case, it definitely will not...
Via On Pit Road
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 10, 2014  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 02, 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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