Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

May 13, 2017

Richard Petty Motorsports Go Bowling 400 Qualifying Report

Richmond International Raceway

Richard Petty Motorsports Go Bowling 400 Qualifying Report

Kansas Speedway


Momentum for the No. 43 Smithfield Ford team is continuing this weekend in Kansas. Aric Almirola put up good times during both practice sessions and then made his best intermediate track qualifying effort this season. He will start 13th Saturday night.


Starting positions:
1: Ryan Blaney
13: Aric Almirola, No. 43 Smithfield Ford

Comments from Almirola after qualifying at Kansas:
“We haven’t had great qualifying runs this year, so getting the 13th starting spot is a great start to our weekend. The car handled well in practice and qualifying, and I think it will race well tomorrow night. We’ve had some great momentum lately, and I’m glad to see that continuing so far this weekend.”


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.