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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 Camping World Truck series at Daytona, includin...
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