Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ryan Truex's Cup Debut Delayed by Injury

Ryan Truex, who turned 21 last month, was scheduled to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing at Richmond International Raceway on April 27. However, Truex broke his collarbone on Easter Sunday while riding a motorcycle at home in Mayetta, N.J.

The younger brother of Sprint Cup regular Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East titles in 2009 and 2010. He scored five wins, 15 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 22 starts over that span. Truex had a limited three-race run in the Truck series that produced one top 10, at Phoenix.

His best finish in NASCAR’s top tours came last June while driving a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Nationwide Series at his home track – Dover International Speedway. Truex earned the pole and finished second.

Team owner James Finch said AJ Allmendinger is now scheduled to drive at Richmond. Finch is currently 11th in Sprint Cup owners points after fielding rides for Regan Smith, Austin Dillon and Allmendinger. (FOXSports)