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Aric Almirola: ‘I’ll Want This One Back For Sure’

Aric Almirola smiles in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: NKP)

Aric Almirola knew this Daytona 500 was going to be different.

The 64th annual Great American Race may be his last, the three-time Cup Series race winner having announced his retirement from full-time NASCAR racing after what will be 11 complete seasons. Pre-race, he was soaking in every moment with family members, close sponsor representatives and others.

Post-race, he was wishing he had one more shot.

Parker Kligerman Escapes Chaos, Falls Just Short at Daytona

2022 Trucks Daytona qualifying Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Parker Kligerman escaped the Big One by inches. And on the race’s final restart, he was one move away from having a legitimate shot at winning the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Kligerman shoved Zane Smith to the lead in the outside lane on the first lap of a green-white-checkered restart with a perfect tandem draft…

Zach’s Turn: How Does NASCAR Cash in on Clash?

NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum Joey Logano Kyle Larson Justin Haley William Byron

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

LOS ANGELES — From the very start, NASCAR knew trying to race inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was a gamble. The risk was worth it and NASCAR hit the jackpot. The 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was an undeniable success. Inside the confines of a football stadium sat over 50,000 spectators, 70% …

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