Aug 2, 2014; Long Pond, PA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Truex (83) during practice for the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Truex sidelined by concussion at Michigan

Ryan Truex, driver of the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be sidelined for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., because of a concussion suffered in practice at the track Saturday morning. J.J. Yeley will be the fill-in driver behind the wheel of the No. 83 for the race on Sunday.

Turex spun and hit the outside retaining wall about seven minutes into the 50-minute practice session, according to a report on NASCAR.com. Truex was able to climb out of his car under his own power, but was transported to a local hospital after complaints of shoulder pain and a headache. He underwent CT scans of his head, neck, chest and abdomen, and all results were negative, but he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Before the wreck, Truex posted the 33rd fastest time among 42 drivers in the practice session that was led by Kevin Harvick. Truex climbs out of the car 37th in the Sprint Cup points standings.

Yeley will be one of two fill-in drivers in the race field when the green flag waves. As previously reported, Jeff Burton will be driving the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in place of Tony Stewart.

The Pure Michigan 400 is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 1 p.m. ET. It can be seen live on ESPN.

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