Aric Almirola


No. 10 Smithfield/Weis Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Dover Advance

● This weekend marks Almirola’s final fulltime NASCAR Cup Series start at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway. In his previous 18 Cup Series starts there, he has two top-five finishes, four top-10s, and he’s led 86 laps. In the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover, Almirola visited victory lane after leading seven laps. It was his first Truck Series win. Almirola has four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover with a best finish of ninth.

No. 10 Cummins/Rush Truck Centers Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Bristol Dirt Advance

● Last weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Almirola started second, earned 10 stage points, and finished eighth for his fourth top-10 of the year. ● Dirt Racing History: Almirola had seven starts starting in 2006 in the Prelude to the Dream charity event that Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart hosted from 2005 to 2012 at his Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt oval in Rossburg, Ohio. Almirola scored a best finish of third and earned four top-10 finishes in those six outings. Almirola also won an exhibition race at the Talladega (Ala.) Short Track.

No. 10 Smithfield Spirals Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Martinsville Advance

● Almirola is the only NASCAR Cup Series driver to finish in the top-10 in this year’s opening three races. He finished fifth in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, sixth at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Almirola’s top-10 streak ended with a 12th-place finish at Phoenix Raceway despite running inside the top-10 throughout the race.

‘I’ve never had more confidence,’ Aric Almirola reveals he is more than ready for a first win of 2022 at Richmond

Aric Almirola, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been one of the consistent performers of 2022 second to only former Cup Series Champion, Hendrick Motorsport driver Chase Elliott, who tops the championship table. Though 2021 for him was disappointing the Next-Gen cars have allowed him to fight with his skills more than fighting to bridge the speed gap in 2022.

No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Richmond Advance

● Aric Almirola is the only driver in the NASCAR Cup Series who has finished on the lead lap in every race this season. ● Almirola’s average finish of 11.7 through the first six races places him second among all drivers this season. It’s his best average finish through six races in 10 fulltime Cup Series seasons.

NASCAR: Aric Almirola Looks to Retire in Style

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola looks to retire in style. Heck, he’s off to one whale of a start in this year’s Cup Series season. Almirola has been piling up some top-tier finishes through the first three races. He looks to keep the streak alive on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. But Aric Almirola looks to retire in style after his career comes to an end. When will that be? After this very season. He’s really going great at the moment.

No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Phoenix Advance

● Almirola is the only NASCAR Cup Series driver with three consecutive top-10 finishes in the first three races of the season. He finished fifth in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, sixth at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – making it Almirola’s best season through three races in 10 fulltime Cup Series seasons.

NASCAR: Aric Almirola Reflects on ‘Fun’ Start to the Season After Series of Impressive Finishes

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola is having fun as the Cup Series season is now underway. He’s managed to post some impressive finishes. Yes, it is still early in the season for NASCAR Cup Series drivers. Aric Almirola recorded his third Top 10 finish on Sunday at the Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’s also has had a hand in keeping a rather interesting streak still alive. But that No. 10 Ford roared to a sixth-place finish. What has it been like for him? He talked about it.

Ford Performance NASCAR: Aric Almirola, Chase Briscoe and Kevin Harvick Media Availabilities

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Rush/Mobil Delvac 1 Ford Mustang -- WE’VE SEEN THE CAR ON THE SHORTEST AND BIGGEST TRACKS ON THE SCHEDULE SO FAR, WHAT ARE YOUR INITIAL THOUGHTS ON THIS CAR IN RACE ACTION: “I honestly like you can’t really gauge anything off of the Coliseum or Daytona as it relates to here or next week at Vegas. I think these are going to be more of our bread and butter type race tracks for the season and the ones we are going to have to be good at as we go through the season and you want to compete for a championship. You have to be good at the 1.5 mile and 2-mile race tracks. The downforce package is going to be the same all year whereas in years past we have had higher downforce and higher drag at the 1.5-mile and 2-mile race tracks and the lower drag, lower downforce package at the shorter tracks. Now we are going to have the same package with this new car at all the race tracks. How we run here, Vegas and Phoenix will really give us a good indicator of what we are in store for the season. Last week was essentially a superspeedway race like it always is. Daytona is only a really good indicator of what we will have at Talladega. I think even Atlanta is going to be different than what we had at Daytona.”

Tampa’s Aric Almirola finishes fifth in (likely) final Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH — Tampa’s Aric Almirola entered the final lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500 envisioning a storybook ending. The Hillsborough High alumnus has won at Daytona International Speedway before and was leading with half a lap left four years ago before crashing. So when he avoided two late crashes and found himself near the front at the end of what will likely be his final 500, Almirola could sense a historic farewell.

Mike Bianchi: Unlike Urban Meyer, NASCAR driver Aric Almirola really is retiring to spend time with his family

Sometimes, no matter who you are and what you do, you need to realize that deep down you’re just a husband and father whose job it is to take out the trash. NASCAR driver and UCF alum Aric Almirola started reaching that realization back in 2018 after he’d just made a last-lap pass to win a huge race in Talladega and advance into the next round of playoffs.