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Almirola's sights set on big things with Gibbs Racing

Updated: October 19, 2006, 1:24 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

Aric Almirola thought he had blown his chance. Not even two hours into his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck race, he was going to be one-and-done with Joe Gibbs Racing and the opportunity of a lifetime.

"He has what all the good guys have: He's got dedication and passion for it. He's not doing it for money or prestige, he just wants to go out and win, whether it was running late models for us, running the truck or the Busch car, he just wants to perform." -- J.D. Gibbs on Aric Almirola

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