Indy ORP: JR Motorsports preview

Aric Almirola No. 88 GT Vodka Chevrolet What does it mean to you to get an opportunity with JR Motorsports? "It's awesome. It's going to be a fun weekend at ORP driving for JR Motorsports and Grand Touring Vodka. Pulling double duty between ...

Aric Almirola No. 88 GT Vodka Chevrolet

What does it mean to you to get an opportunity with JR Motorsports? "It's awesome. It's going to be a fun weekend at ORP driving for JR Motorsports and Grand Touring Vodka. Pulling double duty between the Nationwide Series and Trucks will give me a lot of seat time. The JR Motorsports equipment is definitely top-notch stuff, so we just want to go in and get everything we can out of the car. Like any short track, it's all about track position. Tony Eury Sr. is a definite old-school racer, and I'm sure he'll have a solid setup and good pit strategy for this race. He's the guy you want on the pit box for you at a place like this."

You're no stranger to racing at ORP. Talk about some of your past races there. "I have a decent amount of experience at ORP. In 2007, I sat on the pole in a Gibbs car and led a bunch of laps. Running the truck race on Friday night will definitely help out too. It's cool to have a sponsor like Grand Touring Vodka on board and I think the paint scheme on the 88 car looks great. We're going to do everything we can do get Grand Touring Vodka in victory lane."

Paul Sacks resident, Grand Touring Vodka

"Grand Touring Vodka welcomes Aric Almirola to the No. 88 Chevrolet. We support JRM as it searches for its next superstar and look forward to Aric putting the No. 88 and Grand Touring Vodka Chevrolet in victory lane this weekend."

Josh Wise No. 7 GoDaddy.com/HowDoYou.com Chevrolet

The GoDaddy.com/HowDoYou.com team had a great race last weekend. How do you plan on building on that this weekend? "It means a lot to have great organizations like JR Motorsports and Go Daddy behind me. It's been a great experience working with both of them, and I'm excited for the next two races. Last week, my goal was to take everything one step at a time and go for a top-10 finish. We were successful with that at Gateway. Now it's time to step it up a notch. ORP is a track that I'm very familiar with and a top-five finish is a realistic goal for this week. I've logged a ton of laps there, especially in a sprint car. It's a track I've always enjoyed. I'm really optimistic for a top-five finish there. I know we can do it, it's just a matter of putting together a solid qualifying effort, keep our fenders clean and taking advantage of track position.

"I was fortunate enough to test with the JRM team at North Wilkesboro this week, so I feel good heading into this weekend. It's a nice feeling to have everyone on the same page, and if we can carry all the positive work from last week into ORP, that's what we need to do. This is a solid opportunity that was put in front of me, and I need to my absolute best to take advantage of it."

-source: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Josh Wise , Aric Almirola
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports