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Sprint Cup No. 43 Team News

May 6, 2017

Richard Petty Motorsports GEICO 500 Qualifying Report

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 06:  Aric Almirola, driver of the #98 Fresh from Florida Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 6, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Richard Petty Motorsports GEICO 500 Qualifying Report

Talladega Superspeedway

 

Hot of his win in the XFINITY Series, Aric Almirola qualified the No. 43 Fresh From Florida Ford for Sunday’s GEICO 500. Almirola and the NASCAR Monster Energy Series teams had a short practice on Friday due to rain. Almirola went out 33rd and posted the 22nd-fastest lap. With a car better in the draft, the team is confident they will race well tomorrow.

Starting positions:
1: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
22: Aric Almirola, No. 43 Fresh From Florida Ford

Comments from Almirola after qualifying at Talladega:

“It was an okay qualifying lap. I thought our car was pretty good in the limited amount of drafting practice we got yesterday. I feel good about it. It’s such a crapshoot here. The most important thing is to have four fenders on it late in the race to be able to go for a win. We’ll try to be somewhere near the front with about five laps to go and see if we can get the win.”

 

About Richard Petty Motorsports

A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields one team in competition in the NASCAR premier series with driver Aric Almirola. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force and Fresh From Florida. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

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