Aric Almirola No. 88 GT Vodka Chevrolet "I'm really excited to get another chance to drive the GT Vodka Chevrolet this weekend. It means a lot that Dale Jr. and Kelley are willing to put me back in the 88 before season's end. Everyone knows a...
Aric Almirola No. 88 GT Vodka Chevrolet
"I'm really excited to get another chance to drive the GT Vodka Chevrolet this weekend. It means a lot that Dale Jr. and Kelley are willing to put me back in the 88 before season's end. Everyone knows a lot of success in this sport is about chemistry. Getting to work with Pops (Tony Eury Sr.) and all the guys on our GT Vodka crew is a good way to start laying a solid foundation for 2011. We want to focus on our ability to work together and keep this No. 88 car at the front. I'm optimistic Kansas will be a good starting point for that.
"Kansas is a great facility. It's a fun track and we normally get a decent fan turnout for the races there. Pops and the guys have put some extra work into their intermediate program and hopefully we can capitalize on that this weekend - like they did at Atlanta - and give our friends at GT Vodka something to celebrate."
Josh Wise No. 7 Lionel NASCAR Collectibles Chevrolet
"Our No. 7 Lionel NASCAR Collectibles Chevrolet is one of the coolest cars I've ever had the chance to drive. I can't think of a greater opportunity for this No. 7 team than to get its first win with Lionel on board. For me, it's an honor to be part of their initial involvement in NASCAR, and everyone at JRM is looking forward to this weekend's race.
"I've always enjoyed running the mile-and-a-half tracks. I think our No. 7 team has made some big gains at those types of facilities. It'd be great if we could improve on some of my finishes in the No. 7 Chevrolet from the past few weeks. We've definitely been a top-10 car, and that's where we need to finish."
NATIONWIDE SERIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION - JRM driver Josh Wise is participating in the Nationwide Series autograph session on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. The session is located in the Sprint Fan Walk between the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series garages in the Kansas Speedway infield.
TEAM POINTS POSITION - The No. 88 GT Vodka team is ranked eighth in the 2010 owner points after Dover. The No. 7 Lionel NASCAR Collectibles Chevrolet team is 16th in owner points.