Aric Almirola finished sixth in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and watched while half of the Chase contenders experienced one problem or another. He is still 16th in the standings, but only 10 point behind 12th position.
Aric Almirola posted back-to-back 20-something finishes in 2012 and then shocked the field with a fifth in summer 2013. His last two efforts have also ended in the 20s, so if the pattern holds, he could be ready to score another strong result.
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.
Since winning the Coke Zero 400 and qualifying for the Chase, Aric Almirola has been spiraling downward. His ninth-place finish in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta stopped that slide and gave him his first unrestricted speedway top-10 since May at Kansas.
Aric Almirola’s record on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year resembles a bell curve. He has three top-12 finishes at Texas, Kansas, and Charlotte, which are bracketed by a 25th at Vegas and 39th at Kentucky.
Aric Almirola was one of five victims in the lap-126 crash at Bristol. His was collected when Brian Vickers pinched Kyle Larson into the wall and spun. The damage on the No. 43 was severe enough that he could not continue.
Aric Almirola followed Kyle Larson into the wall in the first session of qualification. His car appears to have more damage than the No. 42 and may require a backup.
Aric Almirola has earned only four top-10s this year, but he has shown consistency with top-20 finishes in 12 of the 23 races. He finished 20th in the Pure Michigan 400.
Aric Almirola scored his best finish since winning the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. He crossed under the checkers in the 18th position.
Aric Almirola posted the fifth fastest single lap in final practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen with a speed of 128.220 mph.
Aric Almirola’s victory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona is increasingly important to the 2014 fate of the No. 43 team. With a 35th at Pocono, they now have six sub-20th-place results in their last seven oval races.
Aric Almirola finished 23rd and 21st in his last two flat track attempts at New Hampshire and Indy respectively.
Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) left the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and flew directly to the road course in Watkins Glen, New York for a two-day test session for Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola beginning today, July 28th.
Since winning the Coke Zero 400 and making claim to one of the Chase slots, Aric Almirola has finished in the 20s in his last two races. He finished 21st in the Brickyard 400.