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By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor One of the power house organizations in the Truck Series, ThorSport Racing is making a slew of changes to their team this offseason. An interview with Rico Abreu with Motorsport.com revealed that the young short track superstar will not run full-time with the organization in 2017. Abreu cited sponsorship as the reason in the interview. “The way sponsorship goes, sometimes things change. That’s just the way things go. I’m not going to give up on it. I’m just going to take a step back,” saidRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas — Rico Abreu is hoping for a better result this time around in tonight’s Striping Technology 350 Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the #98 Safelite Auto Glass/Curb Records Toyota Tundra nearly won the last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced at the 1.5 mile oval in June. Abreu came to life late in the Rattlesnake 400 and closed in on race leader William Byron’s rear bumper with just three laps to go. He stayed right in Byron’sRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer A tough rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was placed in the rear view mirror for Rico Abreu. The California native brought home a fourth place finish in just his second restrictor plate racing, picking up his second top five of the year after surviving the Fred’s 250 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. “We needed a solid finish for this team where they could have some confidence to build off,” Abreu said after a post-race debrief with the no. 98 ThorSport team. “They builtRead More

Posted On August 20, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Monster Energy Cup

Stenhouse, Larson Honor Late Friend at Bristol

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service The outpouring of support for Bryan Clauson continued at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson honoring the memory of their close friend with special helmets and paint schemes. Clauson died at age 27 from injuries suffered during an Aug. 6 accident in the Belleville (Kansas) Midget Nationals. Like Stenhouse, Clauson got his start in NASCAR racing as a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing, but after 26 starts in the XFINITY series, withRead More

Posted On July 20, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Trucks

Kyle Larson Charges Through Field to Capture Eldora Win

By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service Battling back from all kinds of adversity, Kyle Larson sailed away on a late race restart with 16 laps to go to win Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway. “It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” said Larson from Victory Lane. “Thanks to everyone on this GMS Racing team, DC Solar for coming on-board for this, this is very special for them. I knew running a blue No. 24Read More

Posted On July 14, 2016By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Climbing The Ladder: Rico Abreu

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with ThorSport Racing driver Rico Abreu. Abreu is a 24-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver. Abreu suffers from achondroplasia, which is a genetic disorder and the most common cause of dwarfism. As a result, Abreu needs modifications to his truck in order to reach the petals. Abreu drives the Carolina Nut Company, Curb Records, Safelite No. 98 Toyota Tundra. Abreu is campaigning for both the 2016 Camping World Truck Series Championship andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Last Monday, things looked bleak for ThorSport Racing and their four truck operation after a major fire broke out in their race shop and caused major damage to the building, but on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, things began to look up for the team. Though the team had to deal with the fire, they were determined not to let it hold them back when they rolled into Iowa for Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200. Three of the four team trucks were able to qualify insideRead More
By John Sturbin, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Teenager William Byron overhauled Matt Crafton with five laps remaining and drove to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rattlesnake 400 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Byron, of Kyle Busch Motorsports, posted his second series victory at the expense of Crafton, who dominated the 167-lapper after brushing the Turn 3 wall 11 laps into the night. Byron earned his breakthrough series victory earlier this season at Kansas Speedway, a 1.5-mile quad-oval similar to TMS. Byron, 18, isRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Rico Abreu struggled early in the only practice the Truck Series would have on Thursday. Abreu finished the day 10th fastest, where he would start after qualifying was rained out. Abreu hung around in the top 10 during the first green flag run. Under the competition caution, Abreu and his crew took two tires to take the lead. Although Abreu would only lead one lap, he was able to hold off several trucks shortly after theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – In a wild race that saw some of the best trucks in the field destroyed before the finish, John Hunter Nemechek held off Cameron Hayley in a two-lap dash to the checkers to win Saturday’s Great Clips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But it was a skull session with 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick the night before that was instrumental in guiding Nemechek to victory in his unsponsored No. 8 Chevrolet. “I’ve got toRead More