The champagne has dried from the celebration Saturday night in Richmond over the 16 drivers who got into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Now comes the reality check that four of those drivers will be booted from the playoff bracket once the checkered flag falls at Dover in three weeks. Continue reading “Who Will Be First Out Of The Chase?”
While Aric Almirola is not debuting at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, his sponsor will be. RainEater Wiper Blades makes their first venture into the Sprint Cup Series on Richard Petty Motorsports’ famous #43 Ford.
RainEater will help them on track and off. The company is offering two RainEater wiper blades for a super low cost of $25, and with every purchase of RainEater Wiper Blades, the company will donate $1 for each set sold until the end of the season to Victory Junction founded by the Petty family.
Almirola is excited about the new partnership. “I’m thrilled to have RainEater Wiper Blades on the car this weekend. It’s always cool to introduce a company to NASCAR. RainEater wipers help you in any element, and that really lines up with Bristol. You have to be ready for anything, and it’s going to happen quickly. To have RainEater Wiper Blades give a dollar donation to Victory Junction for every wiper sold this season as part of their partnership is truly special. My wife, Janice, and I have been to the camp many times, and what the kids get while they are there is remarkable. I’m glad we can make a difference with this sponsorship.
When it comes to the race itself this weekend, when the sun goes down, the race gets wild. “Bristol is way different at night than during the day. It is one of those tracks that every driver in this garage area gets excited about going to. There is just something special about Bristol under the lights that make it exciting. With the things we have learned over these last couple months here, I feel like we are going to be good here. I just have a gut feeling we are going to be really good at Bristol. I’m looking forward to going there.”
Last time out Almirola was running good when his day ended prematurely. “You can’t have a cut tire and hit the wall. We were a good car there. We were running eighth when we cut a right-rear tire and hit the wall and ended our day. I feel really good about what we have going back there. It’s Bristol baby!”
Almirola and the rest of the Sprint Cup Series drivers get underway at 8 PM EST on Saturday night. Fans can check it out live on ABC.