Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Truex Injured At Bristol, Will Race At Atlanta

An MRI yesterday has confirmed a scaphoid fracture and sprain of Martin Truex Jr.’s right wrist suffered in Saturday night’s accident at Bristol Motor Speedway.  

Doctors fitted Truex with a special cast today that he will wear indefinitely. The cast will enable him to grip the steering wheel, and he will compete in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as well as in 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 his NAPA Auto Parts Toyota into the outside wall. He was treated in the Infield Medical Center and released.  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.

1 comment:

  1. I wondered if there was any damage there. It looked like the steering wheel snapped around pretty awkwardly. Going to be tricky shifting, but still quite possible.