Sprint Cup

Truex Will Race With Broken Wrist

Martin Truex Jr. will race with a broken race beginning this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

Martin Truex Jr. will race with a broken race beginning this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

CORNELIUS, N.C. – An MRI on Monday confirmed a scaphoid fracture and sprain of Martin Truex Jr.’s right wrist suffered during a crash in Saturday night’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Doctors fitted Truex with a special cast Tuesday he’ll wear indefinitely. The cast enables him to better grip the steering wheel and compete in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as well as the 11 remaining races.

Truex worked closely with NASCAR this week and has been cleared to race.

A multi-car crash collected Truex on lap 448 Saturday sending the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota into the outside wall. Truex was treated in the medical center Saturday. MWR has yet to determine if a stand-by driver is needed for this weekend.

Truex is 14th in the points and holds the first of two wildcard entries as he seeks his second consecutive berth in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Posted by on Aug 27 2013 Filed under Latest Headlines, NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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