Rico Abreau Lands A Fulltime Ride In The Truck Series For 2016

Rico Abreau
Rico Abreau is set to announce that he will be driving full time in the Camping World Truck Series in the #98 ThorSport Toyota Tundra.

Abreu is expected to layout his plans during an announcement on Friday at the Chili Bowl Nationals. Abreu also hopes to include news of a pending sponsor.

After completing his first full season in the K&N Pro Series East Tour, Abreu, who turns 24 later this month, made his Camping World Truck Series debut on Nov. 13 at Phoenix International Raceway. He finished 28th on the one-mile track after being caught up in a wreck.

In order to gain eligibility for the 2016 truck tour, Abreu also raced in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished 13th.

Abreu won the 2014 USAC Midget Series title and the 2015 Chili Bowl prior to making his NASCAR debut last February at New Smyrna. His transition came quickly, with Abreu winning in just his seventh start from the pole at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.

In 14 NKNPSE starts, the St. Helena, Calif. native posted one win, four top fives and eight top-10 finishes. Abreu had an average qualifying effort of 7.6 and an average finish of 9.4. He led 119 of 1,690 circuits.

ThorSport has competed in the truck series since 1996, and the Sandusky, Ohio-based squad is the longest-tenured Truck team in NASCAR.

Under the ownership of Duke Thorson, the organization has two championships with Matt Crafton, 12 victories, 13 poles, 98 top fives and 237 top-10 finishes.

The NASCAR NEXT alum’s 2016 campaign will be led by NCWTS veteran crew chief, Doug George in the ThorSport #98 Toyota Tundra. Entering his 12th season in the series, George is credited with five poles, two wins, 32 top-five and 65 to-10 finishes. ThorSport Racing has competed in the Truck Series annually since 1996 and has fielded at least one truck in 454 races, a series record.

Additional sponsorship for the #98 Toyota Tundra will be announced at a later date.


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