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CONCORD, N.C. - The U.S. Air Force returns to the No. 43 Ford of Aric Almirola as the nation celebrates the Fourth of July holiday week at the “Birthplace of Speed.” The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its second trip of the season to Daytona Beach, Fla., for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the super-fast Daytona International Speedway.
The U.S. Air Force scheme is not only an appropriate salute to the military for Independence Day, it also brings good luck. The last time the team ran the Air Force scheme (May in Charlotte) Almirola won the pole.
On the holiday that celebrates the United States’ birthday, Almirola will also be celebrating the birthday of “The King.” Team owner and racing legend Richard Petty turned 75 on Monday. Almirola will attend a birthday bash in Daytona Beach Wednesday to mark Petty’s milestone.
Almirola has two Cup career starts at the 2.5-mile oval. He also has seven combined starts in the Nationwide and Campi...
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Aric Almirola drives the #43 U.S. Air Force Ford during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (May 23, 2012 - Source: John Harrelson/Getty Images North America)
The U.S. Air Force continues it’s sponsorship of the #43 car of Richard Petty Motorsports this Saturday night at Daytona. Almirola...
The U.S. Air Force returns to the No. 43 Ford of Aric Almirola as the nation celebrates the Fourth of July holiday week at the "Birthplace of Speed." The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its second trip of the season to Daytona Beach, Fla., for Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at the super-fast Daytona International Speedway.
The U.S. Air Force scheme is not only an...
Aric Almirola led the way with a lap of 44.563 seconds in the first practice for the Coke Zero 400 from Daytona. Rounding out the top five was Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, and Greg Biffle.
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Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports was the subject of the weekly NASCAR Teleconference Tuesday afternoon (July 3) in advance of this weekend’s race at Daytona International Speedway.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO REPRESENT THE U.S. AIR FORCE THIS WEEKEND AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND, AND DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL...