Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/2/13
The tough guy award of the week goes to Martin Truex Jr., who brought his No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota home third in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 behind winner Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. In the process, Truex held on to a wild-card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The final Chase field will be set next weekend, but for now, Truex is in. What was especially impressive was that Truex gutted out 500 tough miles at the fast and hot Atlanta Motor Speedway with a broken right wrist suffered eight nights earlier at Bristol Motor Speedway. And the custom cast Truex wore at AMS disintegrated in the car, which left him in tremendous pain. "It feels good now," Truex said after the race. "It hurts like hell when you're in there just steering the car. I mean, when you're steering back and forth here and you're out of control and you're holding on and you're sawing on the wheel and all the tires, it felt like every time I moved it somebody was hitting it with a hammer." Truex and...
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