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Almirola Anxious for Talladega Truck Race Talladega, Alabama - Aric Almirola and the No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals AKAwareness.com team will head to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Mountain Dew 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck ...

Almirola Anxious for Talladega Truck Race

Talladega, Alabama - Aric Almirola and the No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals AKAwareness.com team will head to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Mountain Dew 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Saturday, October 31, 2009.

Almirola has one previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, one Nationwide and three Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

"Where else can you see 36 trucks in a pack racing three and four wide at 190 mph, inches from each other," Aric Almirola said? "I'm sure it's a nail-biter for the fans, but it's honestly at lot of fun behind the wheel. You just try to get yourself in position within 10 laps to go and once you get down to two laps to go it's every man for himself."

Billy Ballew Motorsports who is celebrating their 300th-start in the Camping World Truck Series has had five previous entries at the superspeedway with a best finish of third-place position posted in 2008.

"It's cool that Billy (Ballew) is making his 300th start at Talladega," Almirola said. "I feel proud to be a part of the list of 50 drivers to have driven for Billy Ballew Motorsports over the years. It just shows how long he's been around the sport and racing is very performance-base driven, and to make his 300th start it compliments Billy's efforts and his race teams he's built. And you can't stay in the sport and run at a competitive level without supportive sponsors and Billy has done a great job at brining partners in and taking them to victory lane."

"It's overwhelming," Billy Ballew said. "I've been be fortunate to have success with that many drivers for this many years. This started as a dream, to have my own team and over the years it has become something pretty close to my heart. It is even more special that this 300th-start is occurring in Talladega which is close to my home base of Atlanta, Georgia."

Aric Almirola and Billy Ballew Motorsports along with their sponsor are continuing to promote a national public education campaign to raise awareness of actinic keratosis (AK) (Ack-tin-ick Kare-uh-toh-siss) -- a potential early warning sign of skin cancer -- as well as the long-term consequences of accumulated sun damage.

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
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