Ryan Truex cleared to race Sunday
Ryan Truex, who suffered a concussion in a practice crash for the Aug. 16 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, has been cleared to race Sunday in Bristol, his BK Racing team announced Thursday.
Truex, 22, hit the wall head-on while exiting a turn, and the front of his car was severely damaged. He was examined at the track's infield care center and transported to the hospital after complaining of a headache and collarbone pain. CT scans of his head, neck, chest and abdomen were all negative.
J.J. Yeley substituted for Truex and finished 30th in last Sunday's race.
Truex confirmed the news via Twitter:
Happy to be back to it this weekend �� Concussions are definitely nothing to mess with, thanks to everyone @NASCAR for helping me thru it.- Ryan Truex (@Ryan_Truex) August 21, 2014
ESPN.com's Mark Ashenfelter contributed to this report.