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Aric Almirola will be driving the Air Force No. 43 Ford Fusion during Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600.
Last season Almirola claimed the pole for the event and led three laps before finishing 16th. Almirola would finish 12th in the fall race at Charlotte.
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend. We got the pole here last year, so we have high expectations for this weekend as well. The race is an extra 100 miles, and you can really feel it. When you would normally get ready to get after it with 50 to go there are still another 100 laps to go. It’s hard on the engine shop. It’s hard on the cars. You make a lot of pit stops during a 600 mile race too, so the pit crew has to stay focused all night as well.”
Aside from the race being the longest of the season drivers must also deal with a change from day to night.
“It will be a challenge racing from day to night. The track is so slick in the middle of the afternoon. You get really frustrated, and it’s hard to figure out what you...
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CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Air Force Ford team look to repeat last year’s speed in the Coca-Cola 600. Almirola and team won the pole in last year’s 600-mile event and finished 16th in his Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway debut. In just his second start at the 1.5-mile track, Almirola started 15th and drove to the 12th position.
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Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Air Force Ford team look to repeat last year's speed in the Coca-Cola 600. Almirola and team won the pole in last year's 600-mile event and finished 16th in his Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway debut. In just his second start at the 1.5-mile track, Almirola started 15th and drove to the 12th position.
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