A Tale of Caution at Talladega

Views: 28 The weekend began with such promise. A lot of racing at one of NASCARs biggest and fastest tracks. More fans were allowed in although still a very small group considering how many are regularly squeezed in there. What could possibly go wrong? Well, evidently a lot can go wrong.

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Almirola Finishes 29th at Bristol

Views: 9 Smithfield Ford Driver Races as High as Second; Involved in Lap-464 Accident   Date: May 31, 2020 Event: Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (Round 9 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) Format: 500 laps, broken into three stages (125 laps/125 laps/250 laps) Start/Finish: 2nd/29th (Accident, completed 470 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 11th (240 points, 130 out of first)   Race Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)   Stage 1 Recap…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Bristol I Race Advance

Views: 18 KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 29, 2020) – Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) continue their return to racing after the COVID-19 postponements with a fan and driver favorite – short-track competition at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.   Sunday, avid and new fans of the NASCAR Cup Series will get the chance to witness the typically action-packed, 500-lap race that will test the physical and mental stamina of its drivers.   “Bristol is the ultimate test of physical stamina mixed with finesse…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte II Race Report

Views: 15 Smithfield Ford Driver Endures Handling Issues After Starting in the Rear   Date: May 28, 2020 Event: Alsco Uniforms 500k (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Format: 208 laps, broken into three stages (55 laps/60 laps/93 laps) Start/Finish: 6th/20th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 9th (225 points, 106 out of first)   Race Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-55): ●  Aric Almirola started sixth and…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte II Race Advance

Views: 17 KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 25, 2020) – Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will head back to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Wednesday night for its second of back-to-back races at the 1.5-mile oval.   Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford team endured a difficult evening at Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. After starting in the rear from adjustments made on the car after slight contact with the wall in qualifying, the No. 10 team persevered and made its way back to the…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte I Race Report

Views: 29 Date: May 24, 2020 Event: Coca-Cola 600 (Round 7 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Format: 400 laps, broken into four stages (100 laps/100 laps/100 laps/100 laps) Start/Finish: 40th/16th (Running, completed 405 of 405 laps) Point Standing: 11th (207 points, 82 out of first) Note: Race extended five laps past its scheduled 400-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish.   Race Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 3 Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford)…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Charlotte 1 Race Advance

Views: 23 ARIC ALMIROLA Racing for Those Who Make Freedom To Race Possible   KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 21, 2020) – Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will head just a few miles down the road from the race shop for Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. This marks the third race in eleven days to continue NASCAR’s return to racing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.   Almirola and the No. 10 team returned to racing strong by moving up a…

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No. 10 Smithfield Ford Racing: Aric Almirola Darlington II Race Report

Views: 30 Date: May 20, 2020 Event: Darlington 500k Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format: 228 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/65 laps/103 laps) Start/Finish: 9th/7th (Running, completed 208 of 208 laps) Point Standing: 7th (186 points, 72 out of first) Note: Race called official 20 laps shorts of its scheduled 228-lap distance due to rain.   Race Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Stage 1 Winner: Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 2 Winner: Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60): ●  Aric Almirola started ninth and finished sixth, earning five…

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ARIC ALMIROLA Back-to-Back Darlington Action

Views: 25 KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 18, 2020) – The No. 10 Smithfield / #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) returned to live racing Sunday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where driver Aric Almirola started fifth by a random draw and finished 12th to advance one position in the NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings. The team sits seventh with 151 points – 67 out of first place. SHR teammate Kevin Harvick dominated the race to earn his first win of the season.   Almirola raced inside the top-five in the…

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Almirola Finishes 12th at Darlington

Views: 25 Smithfield/#GoodFoodChallenge Ford Driver Runs Top-Five Before Penalty Derails Day   Date: May 17, 2020 Event: The Real Heroes 400 Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format: 293 laps, broken into three stages (90 laps/95 laps/108 laps) Start/Finish: 5th/12th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Point Standing:  7th (151 points, 67 out of first)   Race Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford)   Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-90): ●  Aric Almirola started fifth and finished sixth, earning five bonus points. ●  The No.…

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