Win in Rain-Shortened Race Comes at His “Home Track” Daytona International Speedway
Eyewear innovator Wiley X® is proud to sponsor top NASCAR racers like Aric Almirola, and was especially proud this past weekend to watch Almirola earn his first Sprint Cup Series victory at the heralded Daytona International Speedway.
Almirola drove the Richard Petty Racing No. 43 US Air Force Ford Fusion to the win. In addition to battling an assemblage of the world’s best drivers equally determined in pursuit of victory, Almirola had to overcome four rain delays and multiple big wrecks to come out on top. In what was a rare occurrence at Daytona, the race was finally called due to rain on Lap 112 of 160, with Almirola out in front of the pack.
Mother Nature may have waved the checkered flag, but Almirola earned every bit of the hard-fought victory. He commented during post-race interviews that it felt especially good to earn his first Sprint Cup win on his “home track” in Florida, where he grew up sitting in the grandstands watching Daytona 500s and Firecracker 400s. “Man, I just took the No. 43 car to Victory Lane at Daytona!” said an excited Almirola. The victory puts Almirola and Richard Petty Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
“We’re extremely proud of Aric and excited for this determined young man,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “We’re thrilled to support Aric on the track and off, and excited to be part of his racing future. We expect great things, and we know we’ll see Aric again on the victory stand,” added Freeman.
Team Wiley X drivers rely on the Absolute Premium Protection and sharp, crystal clear vision Wiley X sunglasses provide — on the track and off. Every pair of Wiley X sunglasses meets stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, as well as EN.166 Standards, for true occupational-grade eye protection. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of protection in every product it makes — keeping wearers safe during a wide range of activities on the highway, on the job or out in the great outdoors. This state-of-the art protection is a key reason why Wiley X is a leading provider of protective sunglasses to the U.S. military, law enforcement and other tactical wearers.
The vast majority of Wiley X models are also Rx-Ready, making these glasses an ideal choice for anybody who wants advanced protection with a wide range of prescription lens options. Wiley X DIGIFORCE™ digital Rx lens technology provides wearers with superior prescription accuracy and clarity, along with the widest possible field of vision.
NASCAR fans can track Aric Almirola and all the Team Wiley X drivers — and learn more about the company’s full line of advanced sunglasses — by contacting Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.