30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Today, we’re taking a different approach – the star finished 29th in standings at the end of the season.
Name: Aric Almirola
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Team: Richard Petty Motorsports
- He’s of Cuban descent – his dad came to the U.S. in the 1960s during the Cuban Freedom Flights.
- In fact, he was even born on a US Air Force base – Eglin Air Force Base, to be exact.
- He’s married and his wife’s name is Janice. She has other family connections to NASCAR – her dad raced motorcycles and was a NASCAR crew chief.
- They have two kids together, Alex (age 5) and Abby (age 4).
- He enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking and snow skiing.
- His grandfather used to race dirt sprint cars and was the one who introduced Aric to racing.