|You dropped the BALL, Aric|
It was a valiant effort by Aric Almirola in the 43 Smithfield/Waffle House Ford tonight, but it wasn’t enough for the Richard Petty-owned team to make its way into the Chase, finishing just 19 points out after tonight’s Nascar race, presented by Smithfield.
“It was great to watch the 43 crew go to work all night long, bringing that car from the back of the pack up to the top-five”, said NBCSN broadcaster Jeff Burton. “It’s unfortunate that they didn’t make the Chase, but mark my words—this Smithfield car could play the spoiler a time or two over the next ten weeks.”
“Seeing the race from up here in the press box, and from the overhead shots presented by Smithfield, it was obvious that the Smithfield team just needed another caution or two to win this thing”, said fellow broadcaster Steve LeTarte. “It’s just a shame that this great underdog team was unable to overcome whatshisname who won the race.”
Almirola was unavailable for comment, as he was reportedly blaming things on Brian Scott.