Found October 29, 2012 on Sicknissified:
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). After rolling...

Aric Almirola TUMS Fast Relief 500 Race Recap

After things looked bleak to start Sunday’s 500-lap event at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, the No. 43 Gwaltney Ford team and driver Aric Almirola dug deep and came away with a fourth-place finish.  The result is their best finish this season and ties Almirola’s career best in the Sprint Cup Series.  When the green flag flew to start the “Chase” race, Almirola moved up to...

Aric Almirola AAA Texas 500 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – The hottest team not in the Sprint Cup “Chase” is Aric Almirola and his Richard Petty Motorsports crew.  The No. 43 Farmland Ford team heads to Texas Motor Speedway this week coming off two consecutive impressive runs – a fourth-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and a dominating run that included 69 laps led at Kansas Speedway.  The team has all...

Ford Racing TUMS Fast Relief 500 Race Recap

Aric Almirola led the Ford Racing drivers by finishing Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 from Martinsville in the fourth position. Greg Biffle was the other Ford driver in the top 10, finishing 10th. Below is post-race quotes from those drivers and a few others who competed Sunday. ARIC ALMIROLA – No. 43 Gwaltney Ford Fusion – “That was a good run for us.  Todd Parrott made...

Ford Racing Martinsville Qualifying Report

Matt Kenseth led the way for the Ford Racing teams in qualifying for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 from the Martinsville Speedway, putting his Fusion in the 6th position. Aric Almirola put his Fusion in the 10th place and David Ragan was the only other Ford in the top 20, qualifying in 16th. Below is post-qualifying reaction from those drivers and a few other Ford Racing drivers...
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