Report: Aric Almirola, Smithfield extend contract with Stewart-Haas Racing

Report: Aric Almirola, Smithfield extend contract with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Report: Aric Almirola, Smithfield extend contract with Stewart-Haas Racing

Aric Almirola has signed a contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.

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The report states Almirola will continue to drive the No. 10 Ford Mustang with backing from primary sponsor Smithfield Foods, which also extended its partnership with the team. Additional terms were not disclosed.

A spokesperson for the team confirmed to NASCAR.com that a formal announcement is expected later.

In nearly three seasons with SHR, the 36-year-old driver has earned one victory, 12 top fives and 43 top 10s, including playoff appearances each year. Almirola enters the 2020 playoffs as the 12th seed with 2,005 points, 52 points behind teammate and top-seeded regular-season champion Kevin Harvick.

The NASCAR Playoffs will kick off with Sunday night’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

This story will be updated.

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