Report: Aric Almirola Decides Against Retirement

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 08: Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Spirals Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 08, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images


MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 08: Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Spirals Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 08, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Aric Almirola has agreed to return to Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 Ford team for the 2023 season, multiple sources with knowledge of Almirola’s decision have confirmed to Motorsport.com.

Smithfield Foods is also expected to return as the primary sponsor of the No. 10 for what will now be his final season, sources said. They have been a partner of Almirola’s for the last decade.

An official announcement of Almirola’s plans is expected within the next two weeks.

— Motorsport —

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