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ThorSport Making Changes: Abreu Part-Time, Hayley Out

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 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,” said Abreu.

Abreu struggled in his rookie campaign last year. He recorded just two top-10 finishes in 23 starts and ended the year 13th in the championship standings.

It was also revealed in a report from that Cameron Hayley will also not be back with the race team this season.

Hayley finished 10th in the final truck standings in 2016 after recording six top-five finishes.

Hayley, a Canadian born driver, landed with ThorSport in 2015.

No word yet if the organization will field a full fleet of trucks as they have for several seasons or if the trucks previously piloted by Abreu and Hayley will be parked for the season.

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Toby Christie is a contributing writer for Motorsports Tribune. He has been watching stock cars turn left since 1993, and has covered NASCAR as an accredited media member since 2007. Toby is a proud member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). Additionally, Toby is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, sub-par guitarist and he is pretty good around a mini-golf course.

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