Ryan Truex injured at Michigan, will not race

August 16, 2014 No Comments

ryan-truexBrian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

BROOKLYN,MI— Ryan Truex will not race in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex, driver of the No.83 Toyota for BK Racing, was involved in a crash in opening Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex hit the turn-two wall head-on in the opening minutes of the session. He was taken to the infield care center for precautionary measures. Truex was then transferred to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Due to the crash, the No.83 team was forced to prepare the backup car for Sunday’s race. The status for Truex, who qualified thirty-seventh, has yet to be cleared to participate in tomorrow’s event.

JJ Yeley will drive in-place of Truex in tomorrow’s two-hundred-lap event.

ESPN reports indicated that both Matt Crafton, who practiced and qualified Martin Truex Jr.’s car yesterday, and Johnny Sauter were in consideration for the seat.

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