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Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola No. 88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet

“I’d say Richmond probably ranks fairly high on my favorite’s list. It’s not number one in my book, but it’s certainly up there. I have always loved short track racing, and Richmond is one of the best short tracks we get a chance to run on. It’s always cool getting a chance to run under the lights. For me, it reminds me a lot of where I came from.

“It’s great to have Hellmann’s back on the car this weekend. They’ve been a long-time supporter of JR Motorsports, and I’m excited to get to the track and work on improving our finishes from the past couple of weeks. Sure we’ll take a top-10 finish, but at the end of the day, I don’t think top-10s will be enough to win the championship. Top-fives and wins are going to be the key to clinching a championship. That’s what we need to really focus on.”

Josh Wise No. 7 NASCAR The Game 2011 Chevrolet

“Last week was a great opportunity for our No. 7 team to finally get a finish we deserved. There have been times in the past where we’ve had a top-10 car and something happened to prevent us from finishing there. But last week we were able to run up front for a time, lead some laps, and show what our team is capable of.

“Now we get a chance to race at a great track in Richmond. I think if you took a poll, most drivers really enjoy short track racing because the majority of us grew up on local short tracks. I’m pumped to head up there and hopefully build on what we showed last weekend.”

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Drivers Josh Wise , Aric Almirola
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Tags almirola, chevrolet, josh wise, nationwide, richmond 250