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Aric Almirola

Team: Stewart-Haas Racing-10
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160

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Aric Almirola finished sixth in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway to record his third top-10 of the season.
Almirola is still searching for a top-five, but he has been incredibly consistent with seven results of sixth through 14th in eight races this year. He is a place-and-hold driver for anyone looking for a bargain. Apr 16 - 7:13 PM

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Aric Almirola checked up for a rapidly slowing Kyle Busch and spun in front of the field, collecting six other cars in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The accident occurred just after the beginning of the final stage of the O'Reilly 500 and swept Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Trevor Bayne, Austin Dillon, and David Ragan. If your roster hasn’t already been decimated
Apr 8 - 4:17 PM

Go Bowling, the consumer-facing brand of the bowling industry, has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the championship-winning NASCAR team. Go Bowling will leverage SHR’s presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series to promote the sport of bowling.

Go Bowling will serve as the primary sponsor of SHR’s No. 10 Ford Fusion and driver Aric Almirola during the Aug. 4-5 Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Then on Sept. 21, Go Bowling will be the primary sponsor of SHR’s No. 00 Ford Mustang and driver Cole Custer in the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.
Mar 28 - 4:33 PM

The transition to Stewart-Haas Racing is complete for Aric Almirola and fantasy owners can concentrate on his record this season instead of his career marks on the track type.

Almirola finished 19th in last year’s edition of the Auto Club 400, but he has been perfect in regard to top-15s with his current team. There is no reason to believe that streak will come to an end this week.
Mar 16 - 12:08 PM

Aric Almirola finished seventh in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, which was completed a sweep of the top 15 in 2018.

Almirola has finished in a narrow band of seventh through 13th this year. Predictability is the fantasy owner’s best friend and this has elevated Almirola’s value in all games.
Mar 11 - 7:57 PM

Aric Almirola posted the third-quickest, 10-lap average at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway with a speed of 133.384 mph.

Stewart-Haas Racing has come out of the gates strong and Almirola held his own last week at Lea Vegas Motor Speedway with a 10th-place finish. He could improve on that this week on the drivers’ track. He will need the long run speed, however, because Almirola rolls off the grid 22nd.
Mar 10 - 6:07 PM

Aric Almirola finished 10th in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and continues to impress fantasy owners.

Stewart-Haas Racing has come out of the gates strong with solid runs by all four of their drivers, but we expected Almirola to be the least productive. With Kurt Busch crashing in the second half of the event and Clint Bowyer experiencing some trouble at Las Vegas, Almirola was the second-best in the organization and that will build confidence.
Mar 4 - 7:54 PM

Aric Almirola hopes to be rejuvenated with Stewart-Haas Racing and with his new team, his handicap is in question.

Almirola managed to score one top-10 on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track last fall with Richard Petty Motorsports after returning from injury, but that is his only such finish in his last 20 starts on this course type. Considering that he finished only 27th last spring at Atlanta Motor Speedway, fantasy owners’ best bet will be to evaluate him in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 and think about starting him next week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Feb 24 - 9:20 AM

Aric Almirola was collected in a crash by Jimmie Johnson on lap 10 of his Gatorade Duel in Daytona.

Almirola has been one of the better values in Fantasy NASCAR on the plate tracks. One can reasonably expect that he will put this behind him and run well in the Daytona 500.
Feb 15 - 7:36 PM

Aric Almirola should be watched closely at Dover International Speedway in2018 because two of his best runs came there in the past three years.

Almirola earned six top-fives in the past three seasons and two of these came on the high-banked, concrete track. Both of those were earned in 2015, but that is not far enough distant to invalidate the statistic.
Jan 30 - 10:35 AM

Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has announced its 2018 driver and crew chief pairings for its four teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

John Klausmeier, a race engineer with SHR since 2009, has been promoted to crew chief for Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield team. Klausmeier comes to the job with a victory already as a crew chief. He served as the interim crew chief for Kurt Busch's No. 41 team during the June 2016 race weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, which Busch won after leading the final 32 laps.-SHR
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Aric Almirola finished ninth in the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which is his third top-10 in the last five races.

It took 13 races since his accident for Almirola to score his first top-10, but he and the No. 43 team now have some momentum on their side. That is good news for players looking for a bargain in Homestead-Miami Speedway next week.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion.

Almirola has won races in each of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series and is currently in his sixth full season in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. Almirola has one NASCAR Cup Series victory, three NASCAR XFINITY Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs. Almirola said. "Stewart-Haas Racing is an experienced organization with a lot of depth, great technical support from Ford, and staffed with racers from top to bottom. They lean on each other, challenge each other and make each other better. I’m really looking forward to being a part of that."
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:37:00 PM

Aric Almirola scored his first top-10 on an unrestricted, intermediate speedway since he returned from injury 12 races ago. He was ninth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

That comes on the heels of a fifth at Talladega SuperSpeedway and even though the two tracks are very dissimilar, it might create some momentum for the embattled driver. Prior to ‘Dega, he had an average of 23.4.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 09:23:00 PM

Aric Almirola survived the Alabama 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and finished fifth after starting 26th.

Almirola’s 25 place-differential points made him one of the top values this week. He had a strong plate record, but probably flew under most players’ radar screens. If you had him on your roster: kudos.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 07:38:00 PM