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

Views: 27 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 Advance

Views: 21 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 1 Race Advance

Views: 28 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: 34 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: 30 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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ARIC ALMIROLA Racing for Recovery

Views: 29 KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (May 13, 2020) – The No. 10 Smithfield / #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) makes its way to historic Darlington (S.C.) Raceway for Sunday’s resumption of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season with two goals in mind – cross the finish line first to secure a spot in the NASCAR playoffs, and earn as many donations as possible to Feeding America on behalf of Smithfield.   Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Almirola’s longtime sponsor Smithfield Foods was quick to develop a way to…

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View From the Virtual Pit Box – SHR Crew Chiefs Offer Their Take on iRacing

Views: 42 KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (March 27, 2020) – “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” This is an ancient Chinese proverb, and it’s particularly apt when it comes to NASCAR and its embrace of iRacing.

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