Milwaukee: Aric Almirola preview

Aric Almirola NASCAR Nationwide Series Advance: The Milwaukee Mile Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - A NEW FACE -- Key Motorsports welcomes driver Aric Almirola, who will make his first of several starts this season with the team. Aric gets behind the ...

Aric Almirola NASCAR Nationwide Series Advance: The Milwaukee Mile

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - A NEW FACE -- Key Motorsports welcomes driver Aric Almirola, who will make his first of several starts this season with the team. Aric gets behind the wheel of the No. 40 StopRepairBills.com Chevy with one top-5, five top-10's, and four poles in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

IN THE SHOW -- Last weekend's 16th place finish bumped the No. 40 up to 30th in the NNS owner point standings, locking Aric Almirola into this weekend's race at The Milwaukee Mile. Regardless, the team is expecting speed on qualifying day: Almirola earned the pole position twice in only two attempts at America's Legendary Oval.

CHASSIS INFORMATION -- Key Motorsports will be utilizing chassis #050 at this weekend's race at The Milwaukee Mile. The #050 was most recently raced at Dover International Speedway where Scott Wimmer scored an 18th place finish.

Aric Almirola:

ON RACING FOR KEY MOTORSPORTS -- "I was fortunate enough to get a phone call from Curtis to come drive his car, and I'm excited about doing it. I love racing, period, and this is an opportunity for me, a chance to go out and do what I love."

ON THE MILWAUKEE MILE -- "I'm excited about this weekend. I've been fortunate enough to have quite a bit of success at Milwaukee. I've run well there in the trucks and I've run well there in the Nationwide cars. I love the racetrack, it suits my driving style and it's a lot of fun to race on. It's always fun to race on Saturday nights because it reminds you of Saturday night short-track racing, so I can't wait."

ON FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND -- "I grew up going to the racetrack with my father and my grandfather. I remember very vividly going out of town racing with them and it being a lot of fun. It was such a family thing, and something that we all loved to do. It was a lot of fun for me as a kid to be able to go watch my grandfather race and watch my father work on my grandfather's race car. It taught me a lot about the sport and about how much hard work goes into winning races. I learned a lot from my dad for sure, so it'll be a lot of fun to race on Father's Day weekend and hopefully I'll be able to bring home a trophy."

-credit: km

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Wimmer , Aric Almirola