NASCAR Driver Truex Has Fractured Wrist

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) – An MRI has confirmed that Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist in a wreck during Saturday night’s race at Bristol.

Michael Waltrip Racing said Tuesday that that Truex has a scaphoid fracture and sprain. He’s been fitted with a special cast that allows him to grip the steering wheel and he is expected to finish the season after being cleared by NASCAR.

Truex currently holds the first wild card position with two races to go to set the 12-driver field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

MWR said it has not yet determined if a stand-by driver is needed for this weekend’s race in Atlanta.

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