SEELMAN: Current Knoxville Non-Qualifiers List as Star-Studded as Those Locked In

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When you take a look at the list of 81 drivers who don’t yet know where they’ll be racing in the ‘alphabet soup’ of Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals championship program, one could argue that the field of those still racing to get in is arguably more impressive than the 26 drivers who know where they will start in 24 hours’ time.

NCWTS: Big Win for Byron; Rookie Passes Crafton Late for Texas Victory

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FORT WORTH, Tex. — official series release by John Sturbin, NASCAR — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — 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 …

NASCAR: ThorSport Truck Stars Invade zMAX Dragway for Four-Wide Nationals

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CONCORD, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Kalitta Motorsports photo — If you looked around zMAX Dragway on Sunday afternoon, you might have seen as many NASCAR stars as drag racing veterans, as Thorsport Racing’s entire fleet of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers invaded the ‘Bellagio of Drag Strips’ for the seventh annual …

WOO: Larson & Abreu Returning Home; Will Tackle Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga

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CALISTOGA, Calif. — official series release — NASCAR photo — The world’s most beautiful dirt track is set to come alive for the first time in 2016 when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series make its only appearance of the season at Calistoga Speedway’s famed half-mile this weekend. Over the last couple years the Calistoga Speedway has seen …

Fresh Off ARCA Testing, Lupton and Weatherman Join Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show Tonight at 7 ET on PMN Radio

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Race Chaser Online/Performance Motorsports Network release — ARCA photo — Following their stellar runs in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards testing at Daytona International Speedway over the weekend, young standouts Dylan Lupton (Empire Racing) and Clayton Weatherman (Lira Motorsports) will join the Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show tonight at 7 p.m. ET on the Performance Motorsports …

One on One: Can Rico Abreu Be A Championship-Caliber Driver in the NASCAR Ranks?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman and Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — One year ago, when Rico Abreu won his first-career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals A-main, he became a household name after already being a sensation among dirt track fans in the United States. Then, the four-foot-four …

INDOOR: Back to Back; Rico Abreu Wins Second-Straight Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Dave Biro III photo — Rico Abreu’s description of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals? “That was pretty bad-ass!” And those five words were a fitting description of the night for the 23-year old, St. Helena, Calif. native, who rocketed past polesitter and late-race leader …

NCWTS: Abreu Moves to Truck Series for 2016; Officially Unveiled as Newest ThorSport Driver

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TULSA, Okla. — official team release — Chris Seelman photo — Rico Abreu, a former USAC National Midget champion, open wheel standout and the defending Chili Bowl Nationals winner, will join ThorSport Racing as a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver in 2016 piloting the No. 98 Curb Records Toyota Tundra powered by Triad engines. Abreu’s first full-time …

INDOOR: Déjà Vu; Abreu Wins Second Straight River Spirit Qualifying Night Feature at Chili Bowl

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TULSA, Okla. — official event release — Patrick Grant photo — It was almost Déjà vu as Rico Abreu came up aces in Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifying Night, topping action for the second time in as many years in his quest for the Golden Driller in the 30th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire …

NCWTS: Rico Abreu Reported to Have Full-Time ThorSport Truck Seat for 2016 Season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Abreu Racing photo — Rico Abreu’s ‘big stage’ looks as though it will be getting even bigger in 2016. The defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals champion, who will look to score his second straight “Golden Driller” during this week’s 30th renewal of the prestigious event, will …

INDOOR: Defending Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu Highlights Latest Update to Entry List

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TULSA, Okla. – official event release — Kent Bergman photo — The talent keeps pouring in for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening Jan. 12-16, 2016 at the River Spirit Expo Center, as the latest count puts the number of entries at 280 with confirmed drivers currently at 258. Compared to the entry list …