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Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced that "an MRI on Monday confirmed a scaphoid fracture and sprain" due to an injury the driver of the No. 56 Toyota sustained during a multi-car crash on Lap 448.
Truex, who is currently 14th in the point standings and in line for a wild card spot in the Chase due to his win at Sonoma in June, will be able to compete for the remainder of the season.
He was fitted with a cast on Tuesday that will offer him better mobility to grip the steering wheel.
MWR has yet to determined whether Truex will have a back-up driver standing by for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Truex has two career Sprint Cup wins and has qualified for the Chase twice in his eight full Cup seasons. Before graduating to Cup, Truex won the Nationwide Series title in 2004 and 2005.
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Martin Truex Jr. will compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday with a broken wrist.
An MRI taken on Monday confirmed that Truex Jr. fractured his scaphoid in a crash on lap 448 of last Saturday nights race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The wrist injury will not prevent Truex Jr from competing in any of the remaining 11 races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
Rodney Childers will head to Stewart Hass Racing for the 2014 season as the crew chief of the No. 4 driven by Kevin Harvick.
After Saturday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Childers employment at Michael Waltrip Racing was terminated. Childers had been serving as the crew chief of the No. 55 car which had been driven by Mark Martin and Brian Vickers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Michael Waltrip Racing is moving forward sans crew chief Rodney Childers.
Scott Miller, MWR executive vice president of competition, is expected to act as interim crew chief on the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota team and for Brian Vickers until a replacement can be found.
Childers informed MWR last week that he would not be returning to the team next year, opting to join Stewart-Haas...
Stewart Haas Racing made it official today in hiring Kurt Busch to drive for them next year.
Earnhardt Gnassi Racing though on Friday is going to name who will be the 2014 driver of the #42 car.
Martin Truex Jr. is going to be racing with a cast at Atlanta as he got injuried at the Bristol race.
Scott Miller was announced as Brian Vickers’ crew chief at Michael Waltrip Racing effective immediately until the end of 2013. Miller replaces Rodney Childers who this past week announced he would not be back with the team. Miller joined MWR just before the 2012 and has previous crew chief experience,[...]