Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports

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Richard Petty Motorsports | Aric Almirola readies for Richmond

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:42 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola has posted two Top 10 finishes on short tracks so far this season, so he is looking forward to this week's race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 26. "You know, in years past at (RPM) our mile-and-a-half program has really been our strong suit and I've kind of dreaded going to short tracks," Almirola said. "Even though I like them, I've kind of dreaded it because I knew that our short-track program wasn't very good, and it was a struggled just to run 20th. We had to fight both tooth and nail."

Fantasy Tip: Almirola, who sits 24th in the points, has been a surprise for fantasy owners. Richmond is another short track, so Almirola could be a sneaky fantasy option, especially in salary cap formats, if he duplicates his success from Bristol and Martinsville earlier this season.

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Richard Petty | Todd Parrott fired

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:19:46 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports fired crew chief Todd Parrott, the crew chief for the No. 43 car and driver Aric Almirola, for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. Car chief Greg Ebert has been promoted to interim crew chief beginning this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

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Richard Petty | Michael Annett out indefinitely

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:45:56 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett (sternum) is out indefinitely with a fracture and dislocation of his sternum that he suffered in a scary Nationwide Series crash Saturday, Feb. 23. He will need surgery immediately, and driver Aric Almirola will replace Annett at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.

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Richard Petty | Two re-sign

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:53:51 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports made official the signings of driver Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola to drive for the team next season. It will be Ambrose's third season in the No. 9 and Almirola's second in the No. 43 car.

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Richard Petty | Marcos Ambrose close to deal

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:42:26 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose is close to signing a new deal with the team. RPM will also announce a new deal with Ford soon. The team could also be talking with driver Aric Almirola about returning to the No. 43 car.

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Richard Petty | Swapping crew chiefs

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:55:07 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports has decided to swap the crew chiefs for drivers Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose in the Sprint Cup Series after both drivers failed to make the Chase. Mike Ford will move to Ambrose's No. 9 team while crew chief Todd Parrott will work with Almirola for the remainder of the season. Ambrose sits 15th in the standings while Almirola is 22nd going into the final 10 races. Neither driver is under contract for the 2013 season.

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Richard Petty | Staying in Sprint Cup Series

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:05:41 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports will remain in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013 despite a loss of manufacturer money and limited sponsorship. Owner Richard Petty is hoping to have a new deal with Ford in the next three weeks. The team has enough sponsorship right now to field two Cup teams in 2013. However, Petty isn't sure drivers Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 car) and Aric Almirola (No. 43) will be around next year.

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Richard Petty Motorsports | Aric Almirola wins pole at Charlotte

Fri, 25 May 2012 09:02:34 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola won the pole position for the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, May 24. Teammate Marcos Ambrose finished second.

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Richard Petty | Mike Ford to serve as crew chief

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:30:54 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports announced that former Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Mike Ford will join the team as the new crew chief for driver Aric Almirola. Ford will replace Greg Erwin with the No. 43 car starting with the race this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Tony Stewart wins first duel

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:57:19 -0800

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 23, the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500 this weekend. He held off Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver Danica Patrick crashed after being hit by driver Aric Almirola. Drivers Michael McDowell and Robby Gordon raced their way into the Daytona 500.

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