“Kentucky is a racetrack that we have circled as a place where we can run well. As rough as the racetrack is, the new setups are going to be interesting there. For us, the new setups will help us. It should help the car get across the bumps better.
Almirola and the No. 43 Nathan’s Famous Ford finished 23rd, scoring his second Top-25 at the technical road course. The goal was a Top-20, but Almirola had damage to his car during the race and the team raced with damage to their fender.
“I’m not an expert road course racer by any means, but I do like going out to Sonoma. You almost feel like you are on vacation a little bit, other than showing up to the race track and having to drive around one of the toughest road courses there is. Sonoma is very slow and technical.
Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) are leaving the Irish Hills of Michigan behind them for now and focusing on this Sunday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway.
At Ford Racing’s home track, Michigan International Speedway, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield team know they will unload with good horse power from Roush Yates Engines. RPM continues to show improvement after adding an engineering team to the roster.