● Historical past at Richmond: In 17 begins, Almirola has earned six top-10 finishes, two top-fives, and has led one lap. He completed eighth in his most up-to-date begin there Sept. 12.
● Each season has its ups and downs: In 2018, Almirola completed fifth within the season standings with six finishes of twenty third or worse. In 2019, Almirola secured a playoff place regardless of 9 finishes of twenty second or worse. Final 12 months, Almirola completed Twentieth or worse eight occasions however secured his third-consecutive playoff look. 5 of these finishes final 12 months got here in the course of the first 11 races, however then Almirola went on a roll with a career-high 5 consecutive top-five finishes and 9 consecutive top-10s. Statistically talking, Almirola’s greatest season was born after a string of unfavorable ending positions.
● The begin to Almirola’s 2021 season has been mired by accidents and misfortune, however the No. 10 staff is aware of it has carried out a lot better than the outcomes present. Almirola kicked off the season with a win on the Duel at Daytona. He proved to have a quick Smithfield Ford within the Daytona 500 earlier than he was concerned in an accident not of his doing whereas operating on the entrance of the sphere. Almirola raced contained in the top-10 the next weekend on the Daytona highway course, exhibiting his and the staff’s improved velocity at highway programs, and ran contained in the top-10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway earlier than he was concerned in an accident. At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he steadily gained velocity, operating within the top-15 earlier than a flat tire despatched him into the wall, inflicting irreparable injury. At Phoenix Raceway, Almirola ran as excessive as sixth, however a rushing penalty demoted him to the rear of the sphere earlier than he raced again to a strong Eleventh-place end. Almirola cracked the top-14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier than dealing with points hampered his progress, and he was not capable of present his dust racing velocity at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway two weekends in the past attributable to an accident on lap 41, when he was pinched to the underside lane and struck a big clump of dust after which was contacted on all sides by a number of automobiles to finish his day. Final weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, he ran as excessive as sixth and clocked top-10 and top-five lap occasions till accidents not of his personal fault dampened his day and led to a Twentieth-place end.
● Wanting on the subsequent 5 races on the NASCAR Cup Collection schedule, Almirola has completed no worse than eighth a minimum of as soon as at every respective observe in 2020. He earned an eighth -place end at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, third at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, sixth at Kansas Speedway in Kansas Metropolis, seventh at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and seventh at Dover (Del.) Worldwide Speedway.
● Profession Stats: Almirola has profession totals of two wins, two poles, 24 top-five finishes, 79 top-10s and 842 laps led in 359 NASCAR Cup Collection begins.
● 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 energetic companions in NASCAR, Smithfield plans to have interaction 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 details, favourite recipes and customized content material about his life on and off the observe. Go to www.tastevictory.com to be taught extra. Due to Almirola’s Feb. 11 win in his Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500, one fortunate fan has already received $10,000.
● Past the ten YouTube Collection: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 persona on and off the observe. Episodes proceed to characteristic life as a dad, a husband and an athlete, they usually give followers a singular perspective on what goes on within the lifetime of an expert NASCAR driver. Followers also can comply with Almirola’s social media channels: @Aric_Almirola on Twitter and Instagram, and @AricAlmirola on Fb.
● The Smithfield Ford staff sits twenty eighth within the championship standings with 105 factors, 274 behind chief Denny Hamlin.