Found March 19, 2014 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News:
After a taste of victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, Aric Almirola is ready to head west and compete for the win at Auto Club Speedway. Posting his career-best finish last week was definitely a good shot in the arm for the Richard Petty Motorsports driver, and the No. 43 Farmland Ford team hopes to ride that momentum and get the "Petty Blue" Ford back into victory lane. Last year, the team assembled four consecutive top-10s starting in Texas. They hope the top-five finish at Bristol will start another streak of top finishes.After running the new rules package at Las Vegas, Crew Chief Trent Owens and team feel they know what to do to get the No. 43 Farmland Ford handling well at an intermediate track. With nine NASCAR Series starts under his belt, Almirola is poised to make waves in California. His best Sprint Cup finish at the track came last season when he brought the "Petty Blue" Ford home 14th. Owens isn't a stranger to the two-mile track either. He has nin...

Aric Almirola scores first top five finish since July 2013

When Aric Almirola crossed the line in third place in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend, it marked his first top five since July of 2013. Almirola scored one top-five all season last year, coming at New Hampshire with a fifth place finish. Now four races into the season, Almirola has matched that statistic – and he didn’t just fall into that position...

The King's men: Richard Petty Motorsports drivers riding high

Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose delivered top-five results at Bristol for the team co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. The duo is hungry for more as NASCAR heads west to Fontana this weekend.

Stat Of The Week: Total NASCAR Wins

There is no denying that 200 is the magic number in NASCAR and one that might never be broken. Richard Petty piled up 200 wins during the course of his Sprint Cup Series career and if you add up wins in the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, and Sprint[...]

Armstrong and No. 43 Team Bring New Setup to Fontana

It's no secret that the Nationwide team at Richard Petty Motorsports isn't getting the finishes they expect, but they're looking to change that this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. With new driver Dakoda Armstrong, the team is still working on matching the set up to Armstrong's driving style. As they head into Fontana, there won't be much that will be the same...

No history for Junior

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was bidding to become only the second driver to begin a NASCAR Sprint Cup season with four consecutive first- or second-place finishes. Richard Petty did it in 1974. Starting 14th and finishing 24th, Earnhardt was never in serious contention after developing handling problems midway through the race. He dropped all the way to 33rd when his team raised his hood...
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