Aric Almirola is 30/1 to win at Pocono Saturday

Aric Almirola is 30/1 to win at Pocono Saturday


●  Historical past at Pocono: Almirola will make his 18th begin within the NASCAR Cup Collection at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway this weekend. Almirola will race for his third consecutive top-five end at Pocono. Final 12 months, the Smithfield Ford driver earned third- and fifth-place finishes, respectively, so as to add to his 4 profession top-10s on the 2.5-mile triangle.


●  Almirola has one begin on the “Difficult Triangle” within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection in June 2016, which resulted in an Eleventh-place end. He’s additionally made one begin within the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection in July 2010 and earned a fourth-place end.


●  Crew chief Mike Bugarewicz grew up simply 25 miles south of Pocono Raceway in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. In 10 begins at his residence monitor, he’s earned a formidable 4 top-five finishes. Solely three of his finishes have been outdoors of the top-11.


●  Ultimately weekend’s inaugural Cup Collection race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway, Almirola gained the pole place and raced to a fourth-place end. It was his finest efficiency of 2021 and his first top-five.


●  Almirola’s season has been mired by unhealthy luck and unlucky finishes. The Tampa, Florida, native began the 12 months off with a win in his Duel qualifying race to begin on the entrance row of the Daytona 500. Since then, Almirola has been dealt 5 DNF’s (didn’t end) resulting from contact by different vehicles, minimize tires, or involvement in multicar accidents. In 17 races, he has two top-10 finishes and one top-five. Nonetheless, his luck appeared to show round when he gained the All-Star Open two weekends in the past at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Value. He went on to complete eighth within the All-Star Race. With one other strong end result at Nashville, Almirola and the No. 10 crew really feel they’re gaining momentum rapidly. 


●  Almirola’s 2020 season proved profitable when he earned a career-high 18 top-10 finishes, six top-fives and led 305 laps. In the course of the season, Almirola went on a five-race streak of top-five finishes and earned 9 consecutive top-10s. 


●  Profession Stats: Almirola has profession totals of two wins, two poles, 25 top-five finishes, 81 top-10s and 843 laps led in 369 NASCAR Cup Collection begins.


●  Smithfield Meals celebrates 10 years of partnership with Almirola this season with a particular marketing campaign referred to as Style Victory.As one of the lively companions in NASCAR, Smithfield plans to interact followers all 12 months lengthy by internet hosting a microsite that gives the chance to win when Almirola wins or finishes contained in the top-10. When Almirola wins, one fan wins $10,000, and 10 followers win a present card for every top-10 end. The microsite additionally doubles as an Aric Almirola fan web page and leisure supply the place followers can get behind the wheel of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford with a customized racing sport, and study extra about Almirola with quick information, favourite recipes and customized content material about his life on and off the monitor. Go to to study extra. Due to Almirola’s Feb. 11 win in his Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500, one fortunate fan has already gained $10,000. 


●  Beyond the 10 YouTube Series: In 2021, Almirola continues to share his life past the No. 10 Smithfield Ford with season three of his award-winning YouTube sequence. Followers and media can subscribe on YouTube to see Almirola’s character on and off the monitor. Episodes have already featured life as a dad, a husband and an athlete, and it provides followers a novel perspective on what goes on within the lifetime of knowledgeable NASCAR driver. Followers may also comply with Almirola’s social media channels: @Aric_Almirola on Twitter and Instagram, and @AricAlmirola on Fb.


●  After the season’s first 16 points-paying occasions, the Smithfield Ford crew sits twenty eighth within the championship with 240 factors, 444 behind chief Denny Hamlin. 


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