Aric Almirola’s career has come full circle at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), with the driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang having enjoyed the two best seasons of his NASCAR Cup Series career.
Almirola has made the NASCAR Playoffs in back-to-back seasons (2018-2019). I caught up with him as he was preparing for his Super Bowl - The Daytona 500! “There are two types of athletes in the world,” he said. “There are the athletes that just want to be a part of the show, and there are the athletes who want to make the show. I’m in the latter category. I want the pressure. I want the ball in my hands when it comes to the game-winning shot. I don’t want to have an excuse that my equipment is not where it needs to be. This is that opportunity.” Enjoy getting to know Aric Almirola!