Aric Almirola is really starting to find his comfort zone in the seat of the No. 43 car. Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
What a couple of runs Aric Almirola has given the famous No. 43 car in the last two Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas and Martinsville. In Kansas Almirola had arguably the race of his life. He led a total of 69 laps on the day, second only to eventual winner Matt Kenseth. That day Almirola turned back the clock for fans of the No. 43 as that car was wicked fast.
Heck Almirola was still in contention for the win after slamming the wall hard with a flat tire. However it was a second cut tire that doomed him on lap 212.
A defeat like that could have been really deflating, but Almirola seems determined to keep his ride at Richard Petty Motorsports. This week he came out with a vengeance at Martinsville Speedway (a place where his famous car owner “The King” won an impressive 15 times).