Almirola Brings Streak to Texas 10 Consecutive Races, 10 Top-10 Finishes MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 1, 2010) - Aric Almirola and the 2010 edition of the No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports team have stamped their legacy on the storied Billy Ballew...
Almirola Brings Streak to Texas
10 Consecutive Races, 10 Top-10 Finishes
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 1, 2010) - Aric Almirola and the 2010 edition of the No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports team have stamped their legacy on the storied Billy Ballew Motorsports organization. Almirola and the No. 51 team's streak of 10 consecutive top-10 finishes in consecutive races, which dates back to July, is a record for the Toyota team. Although Kyle Busch has more top-10's in the No. 51 truck, Almirola's consecutive streak is equally impressive as the team sits second in championship points.
This weekend, Almirola and the No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota team head to the fast, 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway for Friday night's WinStar World Casino 350K. Almirola comes to the track after earning his ninth top-five of the season last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Comments from Aric Almirola Heading into Texas:
"We have had a good season so far, and right now, we just want to go out and win races. That was our goal at the start of the season. We knew we wanted to go out and race for the championship and to win races. We've done all that so far. We have two wins, a lot of top-five finishes and we've got a good streak going right now. So, this weekend our game plan is pretty much the same.
"Richie (Wauters) and the guys on this team have worked really hard and have put together fast trucks for me all season. Our trucks at the mile-and-a-half tracks have been pretty good. We've unloaded and been fast all year, and the times we haven't, we've worked on them and have been good during the race. I feel confident about this weekend.
"Texas is a fast track, and with this being a night race, the track always has a lot of grip. I'm going to have a lot of laps on the track before the race between the truck, Nationwide car and the Cup car this weekend. That's going to help because I'll be able to keep up with the track as the day goes along on Friday."
"Our goal is to go win the race and gain as many points as possible. We took a bunch of points last weekend from Todd (Bodine), and hopefully we're in position to do that again this weekend. It's going to be a busy weekend, but chasing this truck championship is something we came in to do at the start of the season. I'm going to keep fighting."