After three consecutive top- 10 finishes, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team are one of the most successful teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series right now. This weekend, they are hoping to extend their streak with the colors and branding of Gwaltney on the high-banks of Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The race will mark Gwaltney's first of two races this season.
Almirola will make his seventh start at Talladega this weekend. He posted his best Sprint Cup superspeedway finish of 12th during the spring race at Talladega last season. At the 2.66-mile track, Almirola posted two runner-up finishes in the truck series in 2009 and 2010 and a ninth-place finish in the Nationwide series in 2011.
Comments from Gwaltney Ford Fusion Driver Aric Almirola:
"Talladega is a bit of a crapshoot. You go in knowing you of a one in 43 chance of winning the race, but also have a one in 43 chance of ending up on your roof and done for the day. Roush Yates has built a great engine package f...