Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

July 14, 2017

Richard Petty Motorsports Overton’s 301 Qualifying Report

Richard Petty Motorsports Overton’s 301 Qualifying Report

New Hampshire Motor Speedway


Aric Almirola returned to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The first car on track in practice, Almirola showed he was ready to get back in the No. 43 Smithfield Ford. Almirola advanced to the second round of qualifying on Friday afternoon and earned the 22nd starting spot.

Starting positions:
1: Kyle Larson
22: Aric Almirola, No. 43 Smithfield Ford

Comments from Almirola after qualifying at New Hampshire:

“I was pretty happy with the car the first round. I didn’t think the track would go the way it went in the second round, so I didn’t help Drew make the right adjustments for the second round. But, I’m so excited to be back at the track and with my team this weekend. We’ll work on the Smithfield Ford tomorrow to get it race ready.”


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.