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Published: Saturday, 8/16/2014 - Updated: 4 months ago

Truex hospitalized after crash during practice


BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ryan Truex will not drive in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 after he was diagnosed with a concussion earlier today.

Truex was taken to a local hospital this morning after a crash in Turn 2 during Sprint Cup practice at MIS. Truex walked away from the crash but was transported to a local hospital after he reported shoulder pain and a headache. A BK Racing official told reporters Truex was being monitored for a concussion, and the announcement of that official diagnosis came this afternoon.

Truex did not start in the second Sprint Cup practice session this morning at MIS, and when asked if he would drive for Truex, Matt Crafton said no.

“I think they’re flying in JJ Yeley,” Crafton said after he finished second in the Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200. “I won’t fit in the seat. I’m not going to take a chance.

"It’s not really worth it going out there and something happens, like blowing a tire and getting hurt, and you really don’t fit in the seat.”

Yeley is driving today in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 in Lexington, Ohio.

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