Aric Almirola drives No. 10 Ford Mustang to seventh-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Aric Almirola finished seventh in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The top-10 finish for Almirola, his 11th of the year, added 38 points to his season total. Almirola now ranks eighth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 614 points. A total of 16 drivers make the playoffs.
Almirola started in the pole position and led two laps in the race. The 13th-year driver has secured two career victories, with 23 top-five finishes and 72 results inside the top 10.
In his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Almirola has compiled two top-five finishes and his seventh-place result marks the third top-10.
The Tampa, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 20 spots higher than his career mark of 20.6 and completing the race 15 places ahead of his 21.6 career average finish.
Almirola’s seventh-place finish was against 38 other drivers. The race endured 11 cautions and 52 caution laps. There were 22 lead changes.
After Hamlin won the first stage, Keselowski took control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.