Regan Smith told Frontstretch the deal with RPM [subbing for injured Aric Almirola in the #43 Ford) is week-to-week at this point and is not a done deal that he will be with the #43 for all the races.
The role remains race-to-race at this point as RPM works through its long-term plans. Through this quick transition, Smith recently spoke with Almirola at Charlotte, saying he seemed like himself.
"I saw Aric last week, spoke to him for a little while," he said. "He was in good spirits. It sounds like he's feeling a little better. I can't speak to the injury because I don't know a whole lot about it but he was definitely in good spirits. He seemed like Aric."
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