Friday, August 14, 2015

Almirola Ailing, Crafton To Practice No. 43 Ford

Aric Almirola is under the weather this morning what his Richard Petty Motorsports team hopes is a 24-hour virus.

In an effort to allow Almirola to rest and recover, two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton will practice RPM’s No. 43 Armour Ford today at Michigan International Speedway.

A statement issued by the team said, “The plan is for Almirola to make limited laps in practice in order to qualify the car today and retain his starting spot in Sunday’s race.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:15 PM

    I think it says a lot about Ford's truck program (or the lack thereof) that Petty has to have a Toyota driver practice the 43. Is there a sponsor conflict with BKI/Penske or would Penske just not make Blaney or Reddick available? If it is the latter, that's not good for Ford either.