Richard Petty Motorsports

Wallace faces uncertain future with Petty race team

Aric Almirola joked that the reporters waving digital recorders in his face were more than he had after his lone Cup victory in Daytona.

Almirola only really had one question to answer: Where are you racing in 2018, Aric?

"I can't talk about next year. You know I can't," he said Friday.

Almirola spoke in front of a generic NASCAR hauler about 10 feet from the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 hauler, fitting since he'll soon be out of the picture with his longtime team. Almirola and sponsor Smithfield Foods are both out at RPM at the end of the year as part of a divorce that rocked The King and put the future of the organization in jeopardy.