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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes a trip to the 1.058 mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Several drivers are still looking for their first win of 2014.  Aric Almirola was one of those, until winning Sunday’s rain-shortened race at Daytona and winning on the 30th anniversary of Richard Petty’s 200th career win. Almirola became the 11th different winner on the season...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Last Week’s Daytona Winner Aric Almirola Crashes in Practice at New Hampshire

Loudon, NH- Last weekend, Aric Almirola took the famed No. 43 back to victory lane at Daytona in the rain shortened Coke Zero 400. It was the first win for the No. 43 Ford since 1999 and the first time that number had been to victory lane at the Daytona International Speedway since the Firecracker 400 on July 4th, 1984. That was the famed race where Richard Petty won his 200th victory...
Via Race Review Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola gets his flag

With last week’s race at Daytona ending under red-flag conditions, first-time Sprint Cup winner Aric Almirola never got the opportunity to retrieve the checkered flag from the flag stand. “When I got in the race car (Friday) morning, the checkered flag was sitting inside my race car. That was really cool,” Almirola said. The flag appeared courtesy of veteran NASCAR flag man...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Now that Aric Almirola has his win, he really shouldn’t sweat the Chase

During Sunday’s extended rain delay, with his No. 43 Ford sitting first in a severely depleted field, Aric Almirola said he resorted to some “hard-core praying.” Sure enough, whether by providence or coincidence, the heavens opened up, drenched the asphalt at Daytona International Speedway and made a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner of Almirola for the first time in his career...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot off His First Win Almirola Looks Forward to New Hampshire

Hot off his first win, Aric Almirola is ready to tackle the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Now with a spot in The Chase for the Sprint Cup, the No. 43 team is focused on continuing to move up in the championship point standings and race for more wins.   This weekend, Almirola looks to improve on the Top-Five finish he scored in the July race last year. The fifth-place finished...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts from Last Race: What went down after Daytona?

Aric Almirola was at the right place at the right time to capture his 1st career Sprint Cup Series victory. But what happened after? @Nascarcasm has uncovered a private (and extremely fake) post-race group text message between some of your favorite drivers. 
Via Shake and Bake
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What does winning in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series mean? Everything

When the skies over Daytona International Speedway opened up yet again on Sunday afternoon, it made Aric Almirola a first-time winner in 125 Sprint Cup races and his crew chief Trent Owens a first-time winner, too.
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Accomplishes Goal of Making Chase Field,Writes a Storybook Finish at Daytona

CONCORD, N.C. (July 7, 2014) - The commitment of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and all its partners to get into The Chase came to fruition Sunday afternoon at the perfect place, The World Center of Racing, the Daytona International Speedway. Putting the No. 43 back where it should be, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 U.S. Air Force team won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened Coke...
Via On Pit Road
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Coke Zero 400 Recap-NASCAR

Aric Almirola wins first career race in rain shortened Coke Zero 400, iconic 43 back in victor lane for the first time since 1999 Aric Almirola won his first career Sprint Cup race on Sunday after the race was called for rain with only 48 laps remaining. The event was scheduled to be run on Saturday, […] The post Coke Zero 400 Recap-NASCAR appeared first on Champs Nation.
Via Champs Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola Wins, Richard Petty Driving Experience Offers BOGO for $43

To celebrate Aric Almirola’s win in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 car back on top for the first time in 15 years, Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) is offering a new “Be King for the Day” offer. For a limited time, guests can purchase one eight-lap Rookie Experience, 18-lap King’s Experience or...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Perfect Storm: Almirola's storybook win a dream come true

Aric Almirola loves to work on cars. To race them, he says is a bonus. And to become the first driver of Cuban descent to win in NASCAR's top series, as he did Sunday at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports, is fulfillment of a dream beyond any expectations. Almirola, 30, grew up not far from Daytona and raced go-karts in the shadow of the World Center...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Richard Petty Motorsports will remain with Ford

Richard Petty Motorsports considered other manufactures but will stay with Ford. On Sunday driver Aric Almirola placed the No. 43 Ford Fusion into victory lane after the Coke Zero 400 was cut short due to rain. The win was the first for the No. 43 car since the 1999 season when John Andretti won at Martinsville. Lee Spencer makes the following statement to close out her most recent...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Petty's No. 43 returns to Daytona Victory Lane with Aric Almirola

For years, Aric Almirola’s name in the record books has come with a weird asterisk. In 2007 at Milwaukee, he was just a part-time Nationwide (...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Wins on the King's Anniversary; Complete Coke Zero 400 Results

Aric Almirola took the Petty Motorsports Ford to Victory Lane at Daytona, at the same track and on the same weekend that Richard Petty achieved his 200th and final NASCAR win 30 years earlier. In an event postponed one day and then truncated to 112 laps due to rain, Almirola recorded the first win of his Sprint Cup career and probably assured himself a spot in this year's ...
Via Racing-reference
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Recap: Almirola Survives Wrecks And Rain For First Win

The stars and rain clouds aligned for Aric Almirola, as he won his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Sunday’s rain delayed and shortened Coke Zero 400 from the Daytona International Speedway. It was his first triumph in 125 career starts, the first for the famous #43 of[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports Win Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola

It was throwback Sunday at Daytona International Speedway with an old-school starting time, and an old-school win. The green flag waved in the morning. Mid-afternoon, Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 was back in Daytona’s Gatorade Victory Lane thanks to Aric Almirola’s rain-shortened win in the 56th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. Thirty years ago – July...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

Aric Almirola got his first career Sprint Cup Series victory and first victory for the No. 43 car since 1999 on Sunday by winning the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The race was called because of rain after 112 of the 160 laps were completed on the 2.5-mile super speedway.  Almirola led 14 laps. The 30-year-old Almirola got his first win on the 30th anniversary...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Aric Almirola Wins Rain Soaked Crash Fest in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla- It’s been a wet and wild weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. Mother nature interrupted practice on Thursday, qualifying on Friday and rained out the Coke Zero 400 last night. When we finally got going on Sunday morning, we saw a wild and yet another wet race. Just 20 laps into the rain delayed event, a huge 16-car crash took place entering the tri...
Via Race Review Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 in No. 43 car

After four days of rain and multiple big wrecks, Mother Nature finally put an end to Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Lap 113 of 160. When NASCAR called the event, Aric Almirola was out front, scoring his first career Sprint Cup Series victory in the iconic No. 43 race car he drives for Richard Petty Motorsports. "Really proud of (crew chief) Trent...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Proudly Carries U.S. Air Force Colors for Fourth of July Weekend

This weekend brings opportunity, patriotism and family for Aric Almirola as the Sprint Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway. Almirola knows this weekend is a great opportunity to score a win and earn a spot in the "Chase for the Sprint Cup." A win at Daytona, Almirola's home track, would be a perfect way to capture his first Sprint Cup Series win in front...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Scattered, smothered & covered: Waffle House hosts Aric Almirola

Aric Almirola was under yellow on Tuesday. Specifically, the unmistakable yellow sign of a Waffle House in Atlanta, Georgia.
Via Shake and Bake
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eckrich and Almirola Surprise Military Family with Luxury VIP Experience

Army Specialist Daniel O'Dell and his wife never thought they would be meeting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver at the Kentucky Speedway on Thursday afternoon. So, imagine their surprise when they walked into a luxury motorcoach and were greeted by Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Eckrich Ford. Almirola was there to thank O'Dell and his wife for their military service...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Eckrich and Almirola Surprise Military Family with Luxury VIP Experience

LISLE, Ill. (June 26, 2014) - Army Specialist Daniel O’Dell and his wife never thought they would be meeting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver at the Kentucky Speedway on Thursday afternoon. So, imagine their surprise when they walked into a luxury motorcoach and were greeted by Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Eckrich Ford. Almirola was there to thank O’Dell and his wife...
Via On Pit Road
28 days ago  |  Discuss

From car to clubhouse: Almirola hits baseballs with Tampa Bay Rays

Aric Almirola's past collided with his present on Tuesday when the Richard Petty Motorsports driver returned to his hometown to participate in batting practice with the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team before Game One of the home club's interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 
Via Shake and Bake
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola lives dream with batting practice at Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- High speed, meet heavy lumber. NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has long carried a passion for baseball. He started playing T-ball at age 4, four years before he began racing go-karts. The Tampa native embraced baseball in his boyhood years until he chose to concentrate on his interest in the track when he entered Hillsborough High School. So it's no surprise...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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