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The No. 5 Ford of Wauters Motorsports will be driven by Aric Almirola this weekend. Almirola will be making his second start of the season behind the wheel of the truck when the series visits Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. Almirola finished fifth in the truck at Atlanta in late August.
Last week Ryan Reed drove the truck in his first career start in the series. Paulie Harraka drove the truck for eleven races before the two sides parted ways.
Almirola is currently unsigned for the 2013 season but Richard Petty said he was interested in keeping the driver in the No. 43 Ford.
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The driver of the No. 43 Super 8 Ford started the 400-mile event from the 21st position. After initially dropping back two spots on the green-flag start, he passed his way back up to 19th, showing in the early laps that he had a strong car. In fact, for nearly the first 50 laps, Almirola didn’t say a word about the handling of his machine – just focused on the fast line he...
CONCORD, N.C. – While the drivers in the Sprint Cup “Chase” may have to tip-toe around Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway to avoid a costly accident, Aric Almirola will be powering ahead at full speed. The driver of the No. 43 Gwaltney Ford, “fueled by bacon,” will look to run in one place – at the front of the pack.
Gwaltney, a family company that produces bacon, franks...
TALLADEGA, AL – Gwaltney Foods, producer of quality bacon, franks, lunchmeats, sausage and hams, will wrap Aric Almirola’s No. 43 Ford with its signature red and yellow colors for the October 7, 2012 race at Talladega Superspeedway.
For the occasion, Gwaltney ran a “Race with Royalty” sweepstakes (www.gwaltneyfoods.com/racewithroyalty) at select Alabama and Georgia retailers...