Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

November 11, 2017

The No. 43 U.S. Air Force Team Starts 22nd on Sunday in Phoenix

At Phoenix International Speedway in Avondale, Arizona on November 10, 2017. CIA Stock Photo

Richard Petty Motorsports

CAN-AM 500 Qualifying Report

Phoenix International Raceway

The Phoenix International Raceway hosts the semifinal event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend.  Qualifying was held on Friday evening, setting the starting field for Sunday’s race. Aric Almirola will start 22nd in the No.43 U.S. Air Force Ford.

Starting Positions:

1: Ryan Blaney

22: Aric Almirola, No. 43 U.S. Force Ford

Comments from Almirola after Qualifying at Phoenix:

“We struggled a little bit in practice, but we were a little better in qualifying. We got the car to turn better and we had our best laps of the day.  We weren’t bad earlier in race trim, but we didn’t spend a lot of time on it either. I think Sunday we have a good chance to have a good race.  The last few weeks we’ve really come together on race day.”

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.