Truex to race with broken wrist

Martin Truex Jr.,  (Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr., (Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr., driver for Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will be racing with a cast on his right wrist this weekend the team said Tuesday.

In a press release, the team said an MRI confirmed a scaphoid fracture and sprain of Truex Jr’s wrist as a result of an accident last Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Truex was swept up in a multi-car crash on lap 448. Truex’s Toyota was sent careening into the outside wall and came to rest on the inside of the track. An in-car camera showed what appeared to be Truex reacting in pain shortly after the car came to rest.

Saturday night Truex was checked out at the track. Monday he had a follow up with doctors who diagnosed the injury. MORE>>>

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