Aric Almirola has the 25th-best average finish on restrictor-plate, superspeedways despite winning the 2014 Coke Zero 400. Including one failure to qualify in 22 starts, his average of the big tracks is 23.32.
NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Aric Almirola scored six top-10s in 2015, which would have made him of limited use but for one factor: All but one of them was scored in the final 11 races of the season, which made him a predictable value.
Aric Almirola (#43 Smithfield Foods Ford Fusion) finished 41st in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Aric Almirola enters the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a five-race, top-20 streak on short tracks, which is a sweep of the 2015 season. His spring Martinsville attempt ended in a 12th-place result.
Aric Almirola finished 10th in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to record his fourth top-10 finish in the last five races.
Aric Almirola was running 11th when the final caution waved over the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and he opted to pit for four tires. The rest of the lead lap cars followed him down pit road and he restarted in that same position, but with four fresh feel-goods on his machine, he surged to fifth in the final rundown.
For the first time in slightly more than a year, Aric Almirola earned back-to-back top-10s in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. He finished fourth last week at Richmond International Raceway and was 10th in the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Aric Almirola made a determined bid to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but he came up three positions short. Worse still, he failed to earn the final Chase berth by finishing 17 points behind Paul Menard in the standings.
Aric Almirola is one of the 15 drivers inside the top 30 in points who needs to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway in order to make the Chase. That is unlikely to happen since he has only one top-10 in 2015, but consistency makes him a solid fantasy pick.
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.
Aric Almirola got loose in turn two in the first 20 minutes of practice for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and slapped the wall on exit. He flattened the right side of his car.
Aric Almirola is under the weather today with what the team hopes is a 24-hour virus.
With Carl Edwards currently outside the top 16 in the standings, the cutoff for Chase contention has moved to the driver in 15th. Last week’s 34th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400 dropped Aric Almirola to 16th and has him in desperate need of points.