Aric Almirola Wins NASCAR Coke Zero 400 For First Time

Sun, July 6, 2014 3:14pm EST by 2 Comments
Aric Almirola Wins Coke Zero 400
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After a rain-soaked two days at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400, Aric Almirola raced to the finish line for his first win!

Aric Almirola is the winner of the Coke Zero 400! The 30-year-old raced into victory lane at the Daytona International Speedway on July 6 to win the Coke Zero 400. Congrats to Aric!

Aric Almirola Wins NASCAR Coke Zero 400 — Congrats

The Coke Zero 400 was expected to run on July 5, but was delayed until July 6 due to rain. The race picked up on July 6 and Aric Almirola came away with his first ever Sprint Cup Series win!

On July 6, the race was delayed twice for rain, but Aric managed to pull off a huge (and first) victory! After a huge crash involving Tony Stewart, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Jeff Gordon took out big drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson out of the race.

After another accident from Kyle Busch put the race under caution, Aric took the lead upon the restart on lap 104. After yet another rain delay, a red flag and a wait, Aric was declared the winner!

This is the first win ever for Aric. He’s from Tampa, Florida, so this is a win for his home state! He was driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Aric winning the Coke Zero 400? Were you rooting for someone else? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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