Aric Almirola is happy to keep this recent trend going, but he’s starting to get frustrated to have not ended a now 60 race winless streak. On Thursday night, Almirola brought his No. 10 Ford home sixth for his eighth consecutive top 10 finish on the season.
That’s the longest streak of his career as five of those results were inside the top five even.
“I’m pretty eager to get a win,” Almirola said. This race team has been doing a great job. A long time ago I would have given everything to just get a top 10 and to be running where we’ve been running. But, when you start tasting victory and you run up front and race around those guys, you want to seal the deal and go to victory lane.”
Almirola notes that while he was one spot shy of a top five at Kansas, his car just wasn’t good enough to win anyhow.
“Tonight we were just a little bit off,” Almirola continued. “We just didn’t have as good of a car as we had the last several weeks. We just keep chipping away at it and keep building that points buffer to the cutoff. Which is nice but we just want to get a win for playoff points. I think we’re capable.”