Rico Abreu to make his Camping World Truck debut at Phoenix

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NTS Motorsports announced Friday that Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut next weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

Pending NASCAR approval, Abreu will also drive the team’s No. 31 truck in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Abreu, the 2014 USAC midget national champion, ran in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this season, driving for HScott Motorsports with Justin Mark. He earned his first series win in July and finished fifth in the points standings.

“This is a great opportunity with NTS Motorsports, and I think the time is right for me to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut,” Abreu said in a statement from the team. “I believe we’re starting out at the right track with Phoenix International Raceway. I’ve heard that it’s a really cool place to race and it’s somewhere I’ve been looking forward to racing.”

Said team owner Bob Newberry in a statement: “I could not be more excited to have Rico Abreu joining our NTS Motorsports team for the final two Truck Series races. Our team prides itself on providing opportunities for young, up-and-coming drivers, and we have been extremely impressed by his accomplishments in 2015.”