The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series opens up the 2012 season this weekend with the Daytona 500. While a lot of eyes will be focused on the favorites like Harvick, Busch, and Stewart…SCP is backing “The Cuban Missle,” Aric Almirola.
This year has already brought us the story of Jeremy Lin. A guy who bounced around from team to team, league to league before finally finding his place wit the New York Knicks. Here is hoping that the same story will hold true for a guy like Almirola. Early in his career he moved from Joe Gibbs Racing to Dale Earnhardt, Inc to numerous other teams before settling in with JR Motorports and riding the 2011 season in the Nationwide Series. After finishing forth in the series, Aric signed a one year deal to have his first full time ride in the Sprint Cup Series driving the famous 43 car.
Now with the backing of his new team. Richard Petty Motorsports Aric Almirola looks focused and ready for this new challenge. The man even took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions. Listen below.
Who can’t root for a guy like that. Actually here is another reason you should jump on board the Almirola train. If Aric happens to win the Daytona 500, one lucky SCP reader will have a chance to win a trip to Charlotte, NC for the NASCAR Sprint All Star Race in June 2012.
Make sure you watch and cheer him on in the Daytona 500 this Sunday. Coverage will begin on FOX at 12:00 ET.