Ryan Truex to make Sprint Cup debut at Bristol

Ryan Truex is slated to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 24. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet entry.

“I’m excited to make my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Bristol,” Truex, the younger brother of Sprint Cup Series regular, Martin Truex Jr., said. “It has been tough waiting on the sidelines while I healed from my collarbone injury, but now I am ready to go and make my Sprint Cup Series debut. It’s pretty awesome that it’s coming at Bristol at the night race. This is a premier race on the Sprint Cup circuit.”

Truex is a development driver for Richard Petty Motorsports. RPM is still looking for sponsorship to put Truex in one of its cars. He was supposed to make his Sprint Cup debut earlier this year, but a broken collarboke suffered in a motorcycle accident on Easter derailed those plans.

“To have Richard Petty Motorsports and Phoenix Racing support me in this endeavor really means a lot,” Truex said. “I’m excited for the rest of this year and my future with RPM.”

Truex competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February. That’s been his only NASCAR start, so far, this year. In all, he has a total of three-career Truck Series starts and 35 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In Nationwide competition, Truex has posted two top-fives and nine top-10 finishes. He won back-to-back titles in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series east in 2009 and 2010.

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