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.
Aric Almirola will roll out a backup car after slapping the wall in qualification. He will give up his 41st place spot on the grid.
Aric Almirola slapped the wall hard in the first qualification session for the Crown Royal 400 and retired for the afternoon. He will be forced to take an owner’s provisional to get into the race and will start at the back of the grid.
Born with spina bifida, Samuel Sawyer overcomes adversity each day and inspires all around him, including his father, Mike, who has served in the Navy for over 25 years. Friday, Eckrich and Richard Petty Motorsports honored the family and Samuel with an unexpected gift at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
When Aric Almirola was racing part time schedules in relief of Mark Martin, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was not a track he got to race. He will make only his third start on this track on Sunday.
Almirola could be the greatest beneficiary of NASCAR’s new Chase rules that reward drivers for winning a race during the regular season by making them part of the playoffs.
NASCAR has a way of quickly humbling drivers. One week after scoring his career-first win at Daytona, Almirola wrecked in practice at New Hampshire and failed to fully recover during the race. He finished 23rd in the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Aric Almirola lost a left rear tire spun in turn three at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Saturday morning’s practice session and slammed the wall hard. He will be forced into a backup car.
Now with a spot in The Chase for the Sprint Cup, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team are focused on continuing to move up in the championship point standings and race for more wins.