Phoenix II: Aric Almirola preview

* Almirola will once again perform triple duty, competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all in the same weekend. On Friday he will drive the No. 51 truck for Billy Ballew ...

* Almirola will once again perform triple duty, competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all in the same weekend. On Friday he will drive the No. 51 truck for Billy Ballew Motorsports, Saturday he will wheel the No. 88 Nationwide Series entry for JR Motorsports and on Sunday he will race the No. 9 Budweiser Ford. He and Kyle Busch are the only two drivers scheduled for triple duty at Phoenix.

Almirola on racing at Phoenix:

"Phoenix is a tricky race track. It has elements that make it seem like a short track, a road course and an intermediate track all wrapped into one configuration. There are cookie cutter tracks, then there's Phoenix. It's tight and cramped, almost like Martinsville. There are five left turns and somehow it's still an oval track. It keeps you sawing on the wheel for the entire race. It can be really tough on your brakes, so you've got to keep that in mind and make sure that you're saving your equipment to be its best at the end.

"There's no such thing as the perfect setup for Phoenix. Its corners are so different that you'll never have a perfect balance on both sides of the track. As a driver, you have to approach each set of turns differently and adapt to the setup underneath you. It's a challenge and that's what makes it a lot of fun."

-source: budweiser

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Aric Almirola , Kyle Busch
Teams JR Motorsports