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NASCAR Veteran Aric Almirola to Retire At End of 2022 Season

Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying NASCAR auto races for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR veteran Almirola will retire from competition at the end of the 2022 season to spend more time with his young family. Almirola revealed his plans Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, to the employees at Stewart-Haas Racing at the same time Smithfield Foods announced its 11th season sponsoring the driver. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying NASCAR auto races for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR veteran Almirola will retire from competition at the end of the 2022 season to spend more time with his young family. Almirola revealed his plans Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, to the employees at Stewart-Haas Racing at the same time Smithfield Foods announced its 11th season sponsoring the driver. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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Charlotte, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR veteran Aric Almirola will retire from competition at the end of the 2022 season to spend more time with his young family.

Almirola revealed his plans Monday to the employees at Stewart-Haas Racing at the same time Smithfield Foods announced its 11th season sponsoring the driver.