Almirola Finishes Solid Third at Indianapolis

Smithfield Ford Driver Earns Fifth-Straight Top-Five of Season

Date: July 5, 2020
Event: Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 (Round 16 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval)
Format: 160 laps, broken into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)
Start/Finish: 5th/3rd (Running, completed 161 of 161 laps)
Point Standing: 9th (465 points, 172 out of first)
Note: Race extended one lap past its scheduled 160-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish download games apple.
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)
Stage 1 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):
● Aric Almirola started fifth and finished 20th antivir chip download free windows 7 64 bit.
● The No. 10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford drove to third place on lap 21 after pitting for two tires under the competition caution.
● Almirola reported a vibration and pitted for four tires and fuel on lap 30 download video to chrome.
● Almirola pitted again on lap 42 under caution. He was scored back on the lead lap.
● He pitted at the end of the stage for four tires, fuel and air pressure adjustments handy videos kostenlosen.

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):
● Almirola started 19th and finished 11th.
● The No. 10 Ford driver reported more vibrations on lap 76 and pitted under the caution period for four tires and fuel herunterladen.
● Almirola restarted 12th on lap 91.
● He drove as high as 10th place before reporting tight-handling conditions.
● Almirola pitted the Smithfield Ford at the end of the stage for four tires, fuel and adjustments gratis patienceen voor pc.

Final Stage Recap (Laps 101-161):
● Almirola started 14th and finished third.
● Almirola pitted on lap 134 under caution for four tires, fuel and adjustments gifen van giphy. He came off pit road eighth.
● The Smithfield Ford driver battled his way to fifth on lap 139.
● Almirola passed teammate Cole Custer for fourth on lap 145 screenshot for free.
● The caution was called on lap 153 with Almirola scored in third.
● On the two-lap shootout, Almirola held his third-place position to earn his best Brickyard 400 result herunterladen.

Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing:
“This Smithfield Ford team continues to impress me Download adobe reader 11.0.23 for free german. We have such hard working people at the shop making us better and working insane hours. We’re at a point now that every track we show up to is expected to be a top-five run. This was my best finish at Indy. To have a shot at winning one of the most historic races in NASCAR and, as a young boy aspiring to race here, it’s such a good feeling to have our best finish – especially with the day we had. We’re headed to tracks that I feel confident at. We have been finishing top-five at some of my worst tracks statistically. We’re in a points position now that allows us to gamble a little more. A win is coming.”

Notes:
● This was Almirola’s fifth straight top-five. He finished fifth June 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, third June 22 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, third June 27 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and fifth last Sunday at Pocono.
● This was Almirola’s eighth top-10 of the season and his first top-10 in nine career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Indianapolis.
● Almirola’s third-place result bettered his previous best finish at Indianapolis – 13th, earned in 2017.
● Kevin Harvick’s margin of victory over second-place Matt Kenseth was .743 of a second.
● There were nine caution periods for a total of 43 laps.
● Only 19 of the 40 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
● Harvick remains the championship leader after Indianapolis with an 85-point advantage over second-place Chase Elliott.

Next Up:
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Kentucky 400 on Sunday, July 12 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The race starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.