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August 13, 2016

5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Night #3 - Rico Parks it for BC

Rico Abreu leads all 25 laps as Greg Hodnett, Danny Lasoski, and Lucas Wolfe race desperately to get a starting spot in the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals final preliminary race.

July 20, 2016

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode 32: Rico Abreu

At 4-4 and 95 pounds, Rico Abreu admittedly stands apart from other Camping World Truck Series drivers, but he never has felt unique.

“I’ve always wanted to be treated normal because I’m like everyone else,” Abreu said on a NASCAR on NBC podcast episode released Wednesday. “I wake up every day and don’t even realize I’m different. It doesn’t ever cross my mind. There’s nothing I cannot do.”

July 19, 2016

Rico Abreu not feeling pressure to win at Eldora

Rico Abreu joked that if he wins the Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, he would shoot fireworks at track owner and Abreu mentor Tony Stewart in a re-enactment of a popular Periscope video they made a couple weeks ago.

July 19, 2016

ABREU AIMING FOR FAIRYTALE BEGINNING AT FAMILIAR ELDORA

As a rookie this year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ranks, dirt-racing standout Rico Abreu knew there would be a steep learning curve in his first season competing on bigger, paved speedways in race trucks.

 

But Wednesday's truck race at Ohio's Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt track is another story.

June 23, 2016

RICO ABREU WINS WCS SPEEDWEEK

Orrville, Ohio

Monday, June 20, 2016

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

 

After missing the main event on Sunday at Millstream Speedway, St Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive rebound and nearly swept round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Orrville’s NAPA Wayne County Speedway to win the Duffy Smith Memorial on Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic night. Abreu earned victories during his respective heat race and dash after being the 7th fastest qualifier, all before leading all 30 circuits of the feature program. The $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory was the 4th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of his career, going back to back at NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2016.

June 06, 2016

Abreu wins at Kokomo, but Clauson takes Indiana Midget Week Title

KOKOMO, Ind. - Rico Abreu, two-straight (2015 and 2016) Chili Bowl Nationals Champion, climbed in his #97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian midget and set quick time at Kokomo Speedway at 13.332, then won the feature, the last race of the 2016 Indiana Midget Week title.

May 28, 2016

Rico Abreu Wins WCS

For the first time in his career, Rico Abreu entered action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on White Ford night, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second leg of their Memorial Day weekend swing through northern Ohio. The St. Helena CA. driver made his trip to Orrville, Ohio, worthwhile, scoring $5,000 and a third career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a big crowd. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney crossed under the checkers second followed by Andrew Palker for his second top five finish of the season. “ Just happy to be up here in front of this great crowd,” said Rico Abreu in victory lane. “ I just want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. A big thanks to Tony Stewart for allowing all of this to happen. We have a busy weekend and week still ahead of us. This is a great start and we’ll try to keep this going.”

February 20, 2016

BMOC: 4-foot-4 Rico Abreu turning heads at Daytona

The fan sensation of NASCAR's Truck Series stands 4-foot-4, operates from a custom-built cab, possesses an oversized personality, has produced world-class celebratory burnouts and is one of the most promising young drivers in racing.
 

"I'm a little person," Rico Abreu said. "Or my name's Rico. That'd be fine too, if you just call me by my name."
 

February 19, 2016

L'il Rico Abreu (4-feet-4) dreams big in NASCAR's truck series

DAYTONA BEACH — Standing just 4-feet-4 and weighing 95 pounds, Rico Abreu is hoping to become racing's next big thing.
 

On Friday night, Abreu made his Daytona debut and raced a Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 250, an event won by Johnny Sauter.
 

Abreu finished 29th, his night ending after being involved in an 18-car pile-up with eight laps left at Daytona International Speedway. Christopher Bell walked away from a spectacular crash at the end, his truck rolling 13 times.
 

February 19, 2016

Rico Abreu looking confident ahead of Daytona Trucks debut

He could be. He should be. No one in NASCAR -- check that, no one on Earth -- would be mad or surprised if he were because if any of us were in his racing shoes, we would all be a spaghetti pile of nerves.
 

One year ago, during Daytona Speedweeks, the sprint car short-track ace was making his first starts behind the wheel of a stock car. But that was down the road a piece, running a Super Late Model at the tight half-mile New Smyrna Speedway. On Friday night, he'll be piloting a 3,400-pound Toyota Tundra race truck on one of the world's biggest, most storied racetracks, the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.
 

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