Aric Almirola Finds Long-Awaited Redemption with Talladega Win

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Aric Almirola, the driver of the #10 Smithfield Bacon for Life Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14, 2018, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Chris Graythen/Getty Images

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola has been tantalizingly close to winning this season, only to come up empty.

On Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, he finally got to light the victory cigar. Continue reading

Aric Almirola has Put Dover Disappointment Behind Him

Aric Almirola, the driver of the #10 Smithfield Bacon for Life Ford, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13, 2018, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

TALLADEGA, Ala. – “Dover’s over.”

It took Aric Almirola a full day of reflection to be able to say those words after a promising race at Dover International Speedway ended in disaster. Continue reading