Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

November 3, 2017

Richard Petty Motorsports Texas AAA 500 Qualifying Report

Texas Motor Speedway

Richard Petty Motorsports

Texas AAA 500 Qualifying Report

Texas Motor Speedway


Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Ford team will start 18th in Sunday’s Texas AAA 500 at the mile-and-a-half Texas Motor Speedway.  Almirola qualified through to the second round of

Starting Positions:
1: Kurt Busch
18: Aric Almirola, No. 43 Smithfield Ford

Comments from Almirola after Qualifying at Texas:
“18 seems to be our number that we’re stuck on at Texas right now  We qualified 18th here in the spring and finished there, too.  But, really, I think we have a little more speed this weekend.  The car feels pretty good.  We have some work to do, but I think we’ll have a solid run this Sunday.


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 wheels 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.