Rico Retains Ownership of Chili Bowl Wednesday

Chasing early, then having to hold off numerous charges over the course of late-race restarts, California’s Rico Abreu captured his fifth consecutive Hard Rock Casino Tulsa preliminary night victory during the Wednesday portion of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Asked about winning his preliminary night for the fifth time, Rico replied, “It’s pretty impressive. I’ve always come here really prepared and my team has brought really prepared race cars, but it all starts with our Heat Race; getting through that and then getting through your Qualifier…”