Ryan Truex to Miss Michigan Race

Ryan Truex

The damage to Truex's car after he hit the outside wall coming out of Turn 2. (Photo: Getty Images)


BROOKLYN, Mich. - Ryan Truex will miss Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 after he was diagnosed with a concussion following a crash in the second practice.

Truex, who was scheduled to start 31st, made hard impact with the outside wall coming out of Turn 2 on his eighth lap in the session. Once the saftey crews arrived, Truex was able to exit his car under his own power. Truex was transported to a local hospital where he underwent CT scans of his head, neck, chest and abdomen, which were all negative.  

JJ Yeley will pilot the No. 83 Toyota Camry in Sunday's race.

Matt Crafton, who practiced and qualified Martin Truex Jr's car on Friday, was one of the options as a backup driver but decided not to. 

"I won't fit in the seat," Crafton said. "It's not my seat, it's a seat insert for Ryan. I said I'm not going to take a chance, especially where ThorSport is 1 and 2 in the points."

Truex will follow the NASCAR guidelines to return to racing.

The team did not participate in the final practice session.

Updated: 2:35 p.m. (ET)

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