Ryan Truex Younger brother of Martin Truex Jr. will run in No. 51 Phoenix Racing ride
Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) development driver Ryan Truex will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway during Saturday night’s 500-lap race. Truex will drive the No. 51 entry for Phoenix Racing.
“I’m excited to make my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Bristol,” said Truex. “It has been tough waiting on the sidelines while I healed from my collarbone injury, but now I am ready to go… It’s pretty awesome that it’s coming at Bristol at the night race. This is a premier race on the Sprint Cup circuit.”
The Mayetta, New Jersey native has two Nationwide Series starts at Bristol and most recently posted a top-10 finish in the spring event in 2012. In his career, Ryan Truex has made 35 Nationwide, three Camping World Truck Series and 22 K&N East starts, while winning the K&N Series East championship in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010.