Aric Almirola

usa United States
Full Name
Aric Michael Almirola
Tampa, FL
Date of Birth
First Year

Aric Almirola is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing.

Originally a developmental driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, Almirola got his big break in the Cup Series with Dale Earnhardt Inc, running select races in 2007 and splitting the number 8 Chevrolet with Mark Martin in 2008. He tried to go full-time in 2009 with the 8 car, the team now called Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, but funding ran out after only seven races.

From there, he ran select races in the Cup Series for Phoenix Racing, Tommy Baldwin Racing, and Richard Petty Motorsports in 2009 and 2010. After running full-time in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, Almirola returned to the Cup Series and Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2012 season.

The pairing’s brightest spot was the 2014 victory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. After six seasons together, Almirola left for Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season, where he picked up a win at Talladega near the end of the season.

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Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
2007Multiple Teams600003135700000
2008Dale Earnhardt Inc12000113562656200
2009Multiple Teams800002247310010
2010Multiple Teams900114175632140
2012Richard Petty Motorsports3610143100451578400
2013Richard Petty Motorsports3600164101402411400
2014Richard Petty Motorsports360127697592223500
2015Richard Petty Motorsports36003629992243100
2016Richard Petty Motorsports36000169747151100
2017Richard Petty Motorsports29003638509192100
2018Stewart-Haas Racing360141721000327181700