At Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on October 6, 2016. CIA Stock Photo

November 15, 2016, Blog, homeslider

Homestead-Miami Race Advance

“I love Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s such a cool racetrack. We run right up against the fence, but we can also run the bottom line too. You can really move around there. It’s a racetrack that we go to, and, as racecar drivers, know that if we have a faster car than the car in front of us then we’ll be able to easily move around them.

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November 9, 2016, Blog, homeslider

Phoenix International Speedway Race Advance

“Our short-track program has been much better here recently. Three or four years ago, our mile-and-a-half program was definitely our strongest program and short tracks were a struggle. But, over the past few years, we’ve been developing our program, and it’s become more respectable.

At Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on November 6, 2016. CIA Stock Photo

November 8, 2016, Blog, homeslider

Texas Motor Speedway Race Report

“This race went better than a lot of other intermediate-track races this year,” said Almirola. “We’ve been working really hard to improve our race package for mile-and-a-half tracks, and I think we’re getting there. It’s not perfect by any means, but we’re showing progress. I’m proud of how hard my No. 43 Smithfield Ford team worked this weekend.

At Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on October 29, 2016. CIA Stock Photo

November 3, 2016, Blog, homeslider

Texas Motor Speedway Race Advance

“Texas has proven to be somewhat of an arch nemesis for us in the last two years. We haven’t run well there. We’ve struggled with our racecars being really loose on the long runs. And, those bumps in Turn 1 there are very violent, very big. They used to just be swells, but now, they’re actual bumps. They make it challenging to make your car setup to go over those bumps yet still be low to the ground and have grip.

At Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on October 30, 2016. CIA Stock Photo

November 2, 2016, Blog, homeslider

Martinsville Speedway Race Report

“This is progress, and it’s something we need to keep doing,” said Almirola. “It was a solid day for our No. 43 Smithfield Ford team. That’s what we need to do. Our team is capable of running Top 15 every week, and we’re heading in that direction. It takes executing perfectly and getting everything right. And, today we did that. We did a good job on pit road.

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