Bristol: Almirola post-race interview

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Finishing Position: 2nd How does it feel to gain some points on Todd Bodine? "Finally. We had a good truck tonight. I was down in the dumps all day...

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 2nd

How does it feel to gain some points on Todd Bodine?

"Finally. We had a good truck tonight. I was down in the dumps all day because we didn't have any speed. It just ran the same speed -- it never went faster, it never went slower -- it just ran the same speed no matter what we changed. It did the same thing again tonight when we took off for the race. We started 19th and we ran the same speed. Everybody seemed to fall back and come back to us. Then Richie (Waters, crew chief) made a great call there at the end of the race to come in and get four tires with about 50 laps to go and tires were really big. It seemed like a lot of people were getting really loose off. Great call by him to get our Graceway Pharmaceuticals truck back up front. The race was just so much dictated by what line you restarted tonight. The outside was the place to be and if you got stuck on the outside, you could really lose a lot of spots. Really proud of all the guys on this Graceway Pharmaceuticals team and everybody at Billy Ballew Motorsports. They built that truck in about two weeks after we destroyed one at Iowa and another one at ORP so they've been working some long hours and I'm really, really proud of them and this finish, they deserve it."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine