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Aric Almirola is a NASCAR driver in its top division the NASCAR Cup Series. On YouTube, his show "Beyond the 10" is a vlog where it shows him and his NASCAR life. Before YouTube Aric has been in NASCAR's three top series. Truck, Xfinity, and Cup. His 1st NASCAR start was the MemphisTravel.com 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park in 2005. His 1st win came at Dover in the Truck Series. Aric currently drives the #10 Stewart-Haas Ford Mustang with Smithfield. In 2012-2017 he was driving for Richard Petty Motorsports and had around 10 top tens. in 2014 at the Coke Zero Suger 400, he was in the lead when rain and lightning came down and won the race after NASCAR declared the race to be over, giving him his 1st win. In 2017 at Kansas Speedway, he was involved in a wreck and it took him out for 7 races for a Vertebral compression fracture. Reagen Smith, Billy Johnson, and Bubba Wallace all drove the #43 while he was out. He returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and finished 24th. In 2018 with his first year with Stewart-Haas, he replaced Danica Patrick in the #10 Mustang. During the Daytona 500, he was leading on the last lap until wrecking and finishing 11th. His 2nd win came at the fall Talladega race, beating Kurt Busch when he ran out of gas. As of the 2020 season, he has 1 top fives and 5 top tens 

Personal life

He Was Born on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on March 14, 1964. Almirola in Cuban American. Sam Rodriguez, who is his grandfather, was a dirt sprint car driver. He's married to Janice Almirola with his son Alex and daughter Abby. Almirola is a Christian.

Trivia

  • He has 140 top 10s in NASCAR's three series.
  • Two cup wins at Daytona and Talladega.
  • in 2017 Aric was involved in a wreck with Joey Logano and Danica Patrick, injuring him and he was not able to race for 7 races.
  • Aric-almirola-car-main-625x340

    Aric Almirola's #10 Smithfield Ford Mustang

    Aric has 8 wins in NASCAR
  • He has gotten 2 pole positions for the Cup Series
  • He is teammates with Kevin Harvivk, Cole Custer, and Clint Bowyer
  • In 2018, he moved from #43 Richard Petty Motorsports to #10 Stewart-Haas Racing, as of 2020 Bubba Wallace Jr is currently in the #43.
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