According to many reports on Tuesday (Sept. 1), driver Aric Almirola and sponsor Smithfield will return to Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. ten entry in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021.
The Smithfield-Almirola partnership in the Cup Series will continue following almost a decade collectively. The Virginia-primarily based meals enterprise has sponsored Almirola due to the fact 2012 in the Cup Series, as properly as in a number of Xfinity Series races.
Aric Almirola to return to the No. ten car or truck subsequent year with Smithfield as sponsor, per supply. He has produced the playoffs in each and every of the final 3 seasons. #nascar @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 1, 2020
Almirola won the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway in 2018 with Smithfield on board, his second and most current win in NASCAR’s premier division.
Almirola presently sits 12th in the 2020 NASCAR playoffs following a strong normal season of 5 prime fives and 14 prime-ten finishes. He enters the postseason with two,005 points, with the initial race set for this weekend at Darlington at six p.m. ET.
Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he operates as a producer and talent for Entercom Richmond’s radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted various VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station for the duration of his 4 years there. He’s been a racing fan due to the fact the age of 3, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.