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Truex has wrist fracture, will keep driving with special cast

August 27th, 2013 6:07 pm by Associated Press

Truex has wrist fracture, will keep driving with special cast

Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr. watches qualifying on Aug. 16 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo)

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. sustained a fractured right wrist in a wreck during Saturday night’s race at Bristol, Michael Waltrip Racing revealed Tuesday.

An MRI revealed a scaphoid fracture and sprain. Truex has been fitted with a special cast that allows him to grip the steering wheel and he is expected to finish the season after being cleared by NASCAR.

Truex currently holds the first wild-card position with two races to go to set the 12-driver field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

MWR said it has not yet determined if a standby driver is needed for this weekend’s race in Atlanta.



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