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Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment
NASCAR Almirola Auto  Heal
In this July 8, 2014 photo Richard Petty poses with two trophies at the race team's shop in Concord, N.C., Aric Almirola's trophy, left, for winning the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR auto race and his trophy, right, for winning the Firecracker 400 auto race 30 years ago. Almirola put the No. 43 car made famous by owner Richard Petty in Victory Lane for the first time in 544 races. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) - photo by Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series. It came during a dinner Tuesday night when he finally saw car owner Richard Petty, whose famed No. 43 racer Almirola put in Victory Lane on Sunday at Daytona International Raceway.