NASCAR AMERICA: Rico Abreu prepares for steep learning curve (VIDEO)

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Fresh off a victory last weekend in the Chili Bowl Nationals, Rico Abreu will now move into stock car racing as a full-time driver in the K&N Pro Series East this season.

But the reigning USAC National Midget Series Champion will also continue to compete in sprint car events across the country. NASCAR on NBC’s Nate Ryan quoted him today in a teleconference as saying he was more than capable of running 110-120 events altogether in 2015.

Thus, Abreu will have to go back and forth between his more familiar driving style with sprint cars and the new one he’ll have to develop in a much heavier stock car.

Additionally, observers within the NASCAR community will surely keep close tabs on Abreu’s progress following the phenomenal success of another star that rose from the dirt-track ranks – reigning Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson.

Today on NASCAR AMERICA, analysts Jeff Burton and Frank Stoddard discussed whether Larson and Abreu have helped create a trend that can continue further. They also talked about the adjustments Abreu should expect to make in the stock cars.

You can check out their thoughts in the clip above.