RPM To Honor Petty’s 200th Victory With Darlington Throwback

Richard Petty Motorsports had a bunch of information revealed on Wednesday, the first came this morning when they announced that after eight weeks, Aric Almirola will be able to return to his seat with the team this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Almirola, injured his vertebrae in a scary crash at the Kansas Speedway back on May 13. His original timetable of being out was 8-12 weeks. This is the eighth week. Luckily, the team said after his test on Tuesday, he was cleared by both NASCAR and…

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Aric Almirola Medically Cleared to Return to Racing This Weekend at New Hampshire

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola, who suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 Vertebra after a multi-car accident at Kansas Speedway in May, will return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The injury, which has a standard healing time of eight to 12 weeks, took eight weeks for Almirola to recover. Throughout the recovery process, Almirola did physical therapy, swam and tested in a simulation and on track environment. A test yesterday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the final step…

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Aric Almirola To Test on Tuesday, Possibly Be Cleared To Return in New Hampshire

On May 13, Aric Almirola was involved in a scary accident at the Kansas Speedway, breaking his back. But, on Tuesday, July 11, just under two months since that accident, the Florida native will be back behind the wheel of his No. 43 Ford. Almirola, is scheduled to test at Charlotte this week in hopes to get cleared to return back to action as soon as next weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. From what I’ve been hearing, this is just a formality as it’s very much expected he…

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Bubba Wallace Jr. to Fill in for Aric Almirola at Pocono This Weekend, Until Almirola Can Return

NASCAR has scheduled a teleconference for 11 am on Tuesday morning, with what’s expected to be an announcement that Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will fill-in for Aric Almirola in this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway. Almirola, was injured in a wicked crash at the Kansas Speedway on May 13 and has been sidelined with a broken back ever since. His timetable to return was 8-12 weeks. 

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Regan Smith to Fill in for Aric Almirola in This Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600

With Aric Almirola out indefinitely, Richard Petty Motorsports needs a replacement driver for the interim. In last weekend’s Monster Energy Open, RPM tabbed Regan Smith as the replacement. This weekend, Smith will drive the No. 43 Ford again, this time in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smith, drove to a fourth-place finish last weekend and did so with only 85 minutes of practice under his belt. He will drive the U.S. Air Force car this weekend, paying tribute to fallen Senior Airmen Mark Forester. 

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After Recent Crashes to Aric Almirola, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, Safety Better Now Than It’s Ever Been

INDIANAPOLIS – If this was two decades ago, say 1997 for simplicity terms, we’d be sitting here today writing about three more tragic racing deaths to three very likable race car drivers. Luckily, safety has evolved to where racing cars can allow these drivers to escape death. Last Saturday night, Aric Almirola was involved in an extremely scary crash in which his No. 43 Ford slammed into Joey Logano at speeds around 137 mph. Almirola, suffered a broken T5 vertebrae as a result and will miss 8-12 weeks. In that same crash,…

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Penalty to Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports a Big Hit to the Team

NASCAR levied down a stiff penalty to Richard Petty Motorsports on Wednesday, as Aric Almirola lost 35 driver points and the No. 43 Ford will see their crew chief Drew Blickensderfer suspended three races and fined $65k for the car having too much rear skew. That’s the same penalty that Brad Keselowski had from his car failing inspection at Phoenix. Almirola, finished fourth in last Sunday’s Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway, as it was his second top five of the season. It was also his second consecutive top 10 finish,…

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