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Ryan Truex Making NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at Bristol Motor Speedway

August 20th, 2013 at 7:51 PM
By Mark Eddinger

The time is finally here for Ryan Truex to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut. He was supposed to make his debut this spring but broke his collarbone which forced the delay. Truex will step into the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Ryan, the 21-year-old younger brother of Martin Truex Jr, signed a developmental deal with Richard Petty Motorsports earlier this year and has the team's blessing to make the start for Phoenix Racing.

"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," Truex said. "It's pretty awesome that it's coming at Bristol at the night race. This is a premier race on the Sprint Cup circuit. To have Richard Petty Motorsports and Phoenix Racing support me in this endeavor really means a lot. I'm excited for the rest of this year and my future with RPM."

Truex has made 35 career starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has scored nine top 10's and one pole. He has also made three Camping World Truck Series starts including the 2013 season opener at Daytona. He is the 2009 and 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion as he scored five wins in those two seasons.

The No. 51 James Finch owned Chevrolet is currently 27th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner points.

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Tags: Bristol Motor Speedway, james finch, Martin Truex Jr., Motorsports, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, phoenix racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Ryan Truex, Sprint Cup Series

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