Aric Almirola told reporters Saturday, Aug. 20 that he has not made a final decision about returning to the NASCAR Cup Series full time in 2023.
“Certainly have prayed a lot about it and continue to think about it and still don’t have a final decision,” Almirola said.
This comes after a report from Motorsport indicated he would return.
Aric Almirola says he has not yet agreed to return for next season to Stewart-Haas Racing and has not made a final decision: pic.twitter.com/cJFPxdg5q9
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 20, 2022
Almirola first announced in January that 2022 would be his final full-time season, but rumblings of him potentially returning have come in recent weeks.
The No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing driver has three career wins, including one last season, and has amassed 28 top fives and 91 top 10s in his career.
This year, Almirola has two top fives and seven top 10s and is ranked 16th in points.
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