Rico Abreu earns way into Saturday night’s Knoxville Nationals feature

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu won Friday’s prelim feature to earn a starting spot in Saturday night’s 56th annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

It was his first feature win at the historic half mile track.

Full results of Friday’s racing:

Saturday night’s Knoxville Nationals feature has a NASCAR flavor to it.

Daryn Pittman, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, will start on the pole. Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, starts fifth. Brad Sweet, who drivers for Kahne’s team, starts seventh. Shane Stewart, who drives for the team co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks, starts eighth. Abreu will start 17th.

Larson is in the B feature. He starts third. The top four finishers from that 22-lap race advance to the Knoxville Nationals feature.