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  • Pressure on big stars increase as spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship dwindle

    Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Championship. That leaves just five openings — and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries. For Aric Almirola, Sprint Cup's newest winner, things couldn't be better. His...
  • NASCAR needs to be more like soccer

    NASCAR needs to be more like soccer
    There once was a day when the statement I am about to make would be met with horror by any red-, white- and blue-blooded sports fan who considered an affinity for soccer to be the athletic version of burning the American flag. But on the weekend after...
  • UCF wasn't Aric's idea of driving school

    UCF wasn't Aric's idea of driving school
    DAYTONA BEACH — As he was daydreaming his way through mechanical engineering classes at UCF, Aric Almirola had resigned himself to a nagging reality: If he couldn't race stock cars, he could at least fix them. "That's how much I wanted to be in...
  • 'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane

    'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane
    DAYTONA BEACH — Anybody have "The Cuban Missile" in their Coke Zero 400 pool? In a soggy and slushy scrum of stock cars stretching two days, involving plenty of carnage and the brutal inconvenience of dark skies, Aric Almirola can thank the...
  • Ride-Along to Daytona with NASCAR's Asphalt Cowboy

    Ride-Along to Daytona with NASCAR's Asphalt Cowboy
    I am rocking down the highway, somewhere around Georgia, or it South Carolina, in the middle of the night with a deranged, murderous doll named Chucky. Pardon the fuzziness on the geography but everything is a bit of a blur. I’ve managed to...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400
    DAYTONA BEACH -The Coke Zero 400 ended after 280 miles, which was just fine with Aric Almirola. He was leading when the rain returned Sunday and forced the race to be called after 112 laps. It was his first Sprint Cup win in 118 races, and put a...
  • Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Aric Almirola was the beneficiary of a rain shower that made him the winner of the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at...
  • Almirola nabs first career win

    The Sports Xchange Almirola nabs first career win By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday's 56th running of...
  • Notebook: Busch laments missed opportunity

    The Sports Xchange Notebook: Busch laments missed opportunity By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch wasn't blaming NASCAR for putting a halt to Sunday's racing at Daytona. He was...
  • Daytona's demolition derby clears the way for Almirola

    Daytona's demolition derby clears the way for Almirola
    DAYTONA BEACH — After winning his first Sprint Cup race Sunday, Aric Almirola thanked the fans, his pit crew, God, his sponsors, Richard Petty and Mother Nature, who was kind enough to deluge Daytona at just the right moment. He also should have...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999. Almirola's unexpected win came on the same weekend...