Petty Motorsports Partners with Eckrich and Operation Homefront
This past weekend, the driver of the famed No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
car, Aric Almirola
, is celebrating a new partnership with Eckrich
and Operation Homefront at Kentucky Motor Speedway.
“I’m excited to be sporting the colors of Eckrich at Kentucky for our first of three races for them,” Almirola said.
Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, specializes in providing premium-quality meat products to families throughout the country. This is the first race of a three-race program where their colors and logo will be on Almirola’s race car.
“It’s a nice looking car and it will pop out really well on the race track.”
In addition to his dedicated sponsor, however, the young Petty Motorsports racer is also thrilled with the new patriotic partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that helps over 590,000 military families in need.
“Anytime you look at the fact that we get to wake up every morning and do whatever we want because of people out there fighting for our freedom is pretty cool,” Almirola said. “The military families make huge sacrifices for us to do that.”
“For Eckrich to give back to military families and donate money and donate food and product to help out those in need, it’s just a great cause.”
“I think a lot of people take for granted the sacrifices made so that all of us do not worry about bombs flying over our heads,” Almirola continued. “We live in a protected and free country and it all has to do with the people in our military and their families.”
Many fans may also not realize that for Almirola, this patriotic partnership is personal. “I was actually born in Eglin Air Force base in Panama City,” Almirola said. “My dad was in the Air Force when I was born and when I was growing up. So, I have lived being in a military family.”