Homestead: Aric Almirola preview

Billy Ballew Motorsports Has Another Winning Season Almirola Looks to Secure Second in Championship MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 15, 2010) - The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will conclude its 2010 campaign this Friday night at ...

Billy Ballew Motorsports Has Another Winning Season
Almirola Looks to Secure Second in Championship

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 15, 2010) - The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will conclude its 2010 campaign this Friday night at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. It's been a banner season for Aric Almirola and the No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports team. Almirola collected two NCWTS wins (Dover and Michigan) and is poised to conclude the year second in the final point standings. Almirola aims to seal his season with another win in this week's Ford 200.

The No. 51 team has competed at Homestead-Miami Speedway three times. With Kyle Busch at the wheel, they have achieved two top-five finishes. Their best showing came in 2007, when Busch crossed the finish line in second-place.

Almirola has four starts under his belt at Homestead - one Sprint Cup Series start, one Nationwide Series start and two NCWTS starts. His best finish came in last season's Truck Series race, which he finished in 14th-place.

Almirola will be riding with a new sponsor on his Toyota for the Ford 200. The Riverside Cafe will be supporting the BBM No. 51 team. Riverside Cafe is located in Vero Beach, Florida. The cafe has Live Entertainment 7 nights a week. Happy Hour everyday from 4-7. They also have 20 big screen TVs with ALL of the sports packages. They are located underneath the route 60 bridge right on the beautiful Indian River. For more info please visit our website at www.riversidecafe.com.

Almirola Comments on His Accomplishments This Season and Homestead-Miami Speedway:

"It's been a great year for everyone on the 51 team. We've won races and contended for the championship. That's what every driver hopes for. Every time we showed up for a race, I knew we had a chance to win. I want to thank all of the guys on my team for all of their hard work and dedication. They've given me awesome trucks all year long. We aren't going to win the championship, but hopefully we can go out with a win.

"Congratulations to Todd Bodine and his team. Those guys have done a tremendous job this year. Todd's a great driver and I really enjoyed competing against him. He's a hard racer and is one of the guys to beat at nearly every track we go to; that's what made this championship battle so much fun.

"We're going to make sure we get second wrapped up this weekend. That will end a good season for us and Billy Ballew. We had a lot of good races, a couple of wins and to finish second in the championship isn't bad at all. I want to do that for the team this weekend. Another good run will do that, and we're aiming for the win.

"I think you're going to see everyone going for it this weekend. There's no reason for anyone to really play it safe or to go into conservation mode. It should be a really exciting race. This is everyone's last chance to win in 2010 in the trucks.

"We definitely want to end on a strong note. There would be no better way to wrap up the season than to be in victory lane. But, no matter how the season ends, I'll be proud to have worked with this team all season. Richie and the guys worked hard and did a lot to put us in position to win. I'll have memories of this season for a long, long time."

-source: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Aric Almirola , Kyle Busch