Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Aric Almirola who finished in the 20th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 23rd
Top 5s: 1
Top 10s: 4
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“One of my first bold predictions of 2012, Aric Almirola will get the job done in the famous #43 entry. I think the team is there, it’s a matter of Almirola delivering on it. I say he does equal if not lower than the man he replaced, in A.J. Allmendinger. Give him one random top five and a handful top 10s and it’ll be a good building year for the future. It is a one year deal, so is Almirola a building piece or place holder for a flashy signing next year? How he races will play ...