Fantasy tip: In 2009, Almirola was supposed to run full time with Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing but was let go after the seventh race due to a lack of sponsorship. Almirola found a late-season ride with Phoenix Racing, finishing 29th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 25-year-old Almirola has experienced degrees of success in the NASCAR developmental series and is one Group D driver worth monitoring early on.
About Eric McClung
Eric McClung has been profiled by the FSWA for covering the fantasy sports spectrum and is a three-time award finalist. Over the years, he's made several appearances in print and on radio. McClung began contributing to KFFL in 2008 and currently serves as one of KFFL's featured fantasy NASCAR experts. He's also captured the fantasy football championship in the KFFL staff league twice. Follow @EricMcClung
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