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Aric Almirola Reportedly Inks Deal for Legendary No. 43 Sprint Cup Ride

In an article released late Friday, Jim Utter of The Charlotte Observer reported that Nationwide Series driver Aric Almirola has signed with Richard Petty Motorsports in a deal to drive the legendary Sprint Cup Series No. 43 car, made famous by Petty himself.Sources confirmed to The Observer that the deal will be announced after the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The sources also reported that within that announcement will come a sponsor announcement for Almirola and the No. 43 team.Just recently Richard Petty told the media that his plans to continue fielding two full-time Sprint Cup Series teams next year would continue despite the departure of both sponsor Best Buy (to Roush-Fenway), and driver AJ Allmendinger (to Penske Racing)&mdas...

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