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ARIC ALMIROLA RUMORS

Almirola and No. 43 Team Have Shown Speed at Intermediate Tracks; Looking for Solid Finish at Charlotte

In the last three races at 1.5-mile race tracks, the No. 43 team has raced in the Top-Five and Top-10 but engine issues marred two of the starts resulting in just one Top-10 finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Earlier this season, Aric Almirola scored his best Sprint Cup Series finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he brought the No. 43 home in the 11th spot. This weekend, Almirola...

Contender Round Chase Rankings

12 drivers remain in the Chase hunt with Kansas staring them straight in the face and Talladega lurking at the end of the tunnel. Charlotte lies between the two. After these three races, another four drivers will join A.J. Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola on the outside, and the rest will advance [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Contender...
Via No Coast Bias
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
14 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
16 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola 'heartbroken' over untimely blown engine

When Aric Almirola climbed out of his No. 43 Ford Fusion during the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet Sunday, it was probably obvious what he was about to say. “I’ve never been so heartbroken — ever,” Almirola said. “To be running that good with (just) over 30 laps to go ... I’ve been saying all week that we can’t have a big mistake.” The “mistake”...

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
28 days ago  |  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
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