CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Jani-King/STP Ford team improved their finishing position by four spots from the spring to fall races last season, eighth and fourth, respectively. This weekend they are looking to improve by another four spots and take the historic No. 43 back to victory lane in Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500.
The last time the iconic No. 43 won was when John Andretti drove the No. 43 STP car to victory lane at Martinsville Speedway in 1999. The No. 43 has a solid history at the .526-mile track as it holds the most wins at Martinsville Speedway with 16 wins, 15 captured by Richard Petty himself.
The partners joining the team this week include old and new. One of Richard Petty Motorsports newest partners, Jani-King, will make their 2013 debut on the hood, while STP will boast the Gas Booster logos on the sides of the No. 43.
Almirola’s paint scheme will commemorate STP’s relationship with Petty and the first time the STP logo was on Petty’s car at Riverside...