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Ryan Truex Completely Out at BK Racing?

Ryan Truex Completely Out at BK Racing?

by September 26, 2014 0 comments

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DOVER, Del. — For the second consecutive week, Ryan Truex will find himself out of the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota in favor of Travis Kvapil racing in the seat.

Last week, Truex’s benching was described by team officials as just temporary. Flash forward to this week, it may be becoming clear that Truex will not return to the No. 83 seat at all for the remainder of the 2014 season.

At a charity function on Wednesday with older brother Martin Truex Jr., the younger Truex talked to the media about his season with BK Racing and indicated that his time with BK Racing may have come to to a close.

“It’s been an up-and-down season for sure,” Truex said to Press of Atlantic City. “It was my first full season in any of the top-three series ever, so it’s been a learning curve for me. Being a rookie and being out there and getting the experience was the biggest thing.

I gave it my best effort, and they gave me my first full-time Sprint Cup ride, and I’ll always be grateful for that.”

BK Racing owner Ron Devine disputed reports that the 22-year-old Truex was out of the No. 83 Toyota for the remainder of the season, maintaining that the weekly selection of the driver for the No. 83 car is taken on a week-by-week basis.

“We’re just trying to make it a little better,” Devine said on Tuesday. “Ryan is a great driver, we are just trying to put more seniority in the car for a little bit to see what it does.”

Should Truex be completely out of the No. 83 car, he still has a Richard Petty Motorsports driver development contract within his possession.

“That’s a long deal, it’s a multi-year deal,” said Truex. “Hopefully we can do something with it. There’s a lot of things going on. I think I have a solid future with them.”

Richard Petty Motorsports currently fields two full-time Sprint Cup cars for Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola. The team also field a full-time Nationwide Series ride for rookie Dakoda Armstrong.

Just under two weeks ago, Ambrose announced that he will depart the team to return to his native Australia in 2015 – opening a seat and a potential ride for Truex in the No. 9 car for 2015.

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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