Earlier this season, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Nathan's Famous team scored their first Top-Five finish of the season when he crossed the finishline in the fifth spot. The finish was one of the team's 15 Top-15 finishes in the 28 races this season.
A winner at Dover in the Truck Series, Almirola has found success at the one-mile, concrete track. He's tallied six Sprint Cup Series starts, where he has one Top-Five, two Top-10 and three Top-15 finishes. He scored his best finish of fifth this June. He has four starts in the XFINITY Series, where he scored Top-15 finishes in each start. He won the 2010 Truck Series race in his second series start at the track.
"The King" Richard Petty will participate in a Q&A at 12:15 p.m. at Miles the Monster prior to the first Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Qualifier for the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. Contestants will compete to qualify for the famous Fourth of July contest starting at 12:45 p.m. at the Nathan's Famous stage.
Showing speed the last 3 races, @aric_almirola looks to score his 2nd consecutive #Top5 finish at @MonsterMile. #NASCAR
Showing speed the last three races, @Aric Almirola and the No. 43 @Nathan's Famous Ford team look for their second consecutive Top-Five finish at @Dover International Speedway after finishing fifth in June.
"We showed that we could be a spoiler in this Chase. Despite a wreck last week, we've been really strong these last few weeks. We've been very consistent this year, scoring Top-15 finishes in over half the races, but now, we are working on making those Top-15 finishes Top-10s. We scored our first Top-Five finish earlier this year in Dover. Hopefully, we can repeat that this weekend. Dover is one of my favorite tracks. It gives drivers the biggest sensation of speed, so it makes it fun to race there. We'll work to race up front all day and hopefully, score another Top-Five finish."