● Dust Racing Historical past: Almirola had seven begins beginning in 2006 within the Prelude to the Dream charity occasion that Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart hosted from 2005 to 2012 at his Eldora Speedway half-mile dust oval in Rossburg, Ohio. Almirola scored a greatest end of third and earned 4 top-10 finishes in these six outings. Almirola additionally received an exhibition race on the quick observe in Talladega, Alabama.
● A Little-Identified Reality: Almirola began his racing profession on dust. He raced go-karts at Dust Satan Speedway in Land O’Lakes, Florida, which was constructed and owned by his grandfather Sam Rodriguez, who was a widely known dash dust automotive racer. Not solely did Almirola begin his racing profession on dust, he realized worthwhile classes about tips on how to function a mud observe from age 11 to 18.
● Almirola has prepped for the Bristol Dust race by testing numerous native dust tracks in a mud late mannequin and IMCA modified.
● Profession Stats: Almirola has profession totals of two wins, two poles, 24 top-five finishes, 79 top-10s and 842 laps led in 358 NASCAR Cup Sequence begins.
● Almirola will take part within the iRacing Professional Invitational Sequence digital occasion on the Bristol dust oval at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday. It will likely be broadcast dwell on FS1.
● Smithfield Meals celebrates 10 years of partnership with Almirola this season with a particular marketing campaign referred to as Style Victory. As one of the crucial lively companions in NASCAR, Smithfield plans to interact followers all 12 months lengthy by internet hosting a microsite that gives the chance to win when Almirola wins or finishes contained in the top-10. When Almirola wins, one fan wins $10,000, and 10 followers win a present card for every top-10 end. The microsite additionally doubles as an Aric Almirola fan web page and leisure supply the place followers can get behind the wheel of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford with a customized racing recreation, and be taught extra about Almirola with quick information, favourite recipes and customized content material about his life on and off the observe. Go to www.tastevictory.com to be taught extra. Because of Almirola’s Feb. 11 win within the Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500, one fortunate fan has already received $10,000.
● Past the ten YouTube Sequence: In 2021, Almirola continues to share his life past the No. 10 Smithfield Ford with season three of his award-winning YouTube collection. Followers and media can subscribe on YouTube to see Almirola’s character on and off the observe. Episodes have already featured life as a dad, a husband and an athlete, and it provides followers a singular perspective on what goes on within the lifetime of an expert NASCAR driver. Followers may observe Almirola’s social media channels: @Aric_Almirola on Twitter and Instagram, and @AricAlmirola on Fb.
● The Smithfield Ford workforce sits twenty sixth within the championship standings with 87 factors, 190 behind chief Denny Hamlin.
● Crew chief Mike Bugarewicz is in his sixth full-time season at SHR and his second with Almirola. To be taught extra, click on right here.