Armstrong Looks to Repeat Strong Performance from Spring Race
After a two week hiatus, Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 43 WinField are eager to get back to the track. The spring race at Texas Motor Speedway was a great performance by the team and makes for a perfect site to return to racing after the fall break. The team showed great speed and led seven laps. The mile-and-a-half tracks have been a strong point for the No. 43 WinField team, and they feel this track is their best opportunity for a Top-Five finish. Currently, Armstrong sits in 14th Championship Point Standings just 11 points outside of 13th.
Armstrong has a total of seven starts at the track in different racing series, including three starts in both the XFINITY Series and the Camping World Truck Series and one start in the ARCA racing series. His best finish of 10th place came from the 2014 spring XFINITY Series race. As an organization, RPM has seven XFINITY Series starts at Texas with an average finish of 15th. Their best effort was a ninth-place finish in 2012.
“Texas is one of the fastest mile-and-a-half tracks we go to, if not the fastest. Tire wear is big here. You have to have a car that’s good on the long run to stay competitive. It only takes a few laps before there is a big drop off in the tires. All year we’ve been able to find speed in the long runs, so we’ll be able to use that to our advantage. We led laps here in the spring and have really good notes to work off of. This track shares a lot of similarities with Charlotte. We were fast there too. I’m really glad to be back behind the wheel of the WinField Ford this weekend. We had a much needed break, but we’re all ready to be back at the track.”
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.