A rocky rookie season for Sprint Cup driver Ryan Truex continued last weekend when he did not compete in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for BK Racing. Travis Kvapil instead drove Truex’s No. 83 Toyota Camry.
Now, it sounds like Truex, the younger brother of Furniture Row Racing pilot Martin Truex Jr., will not be coming back to BK at all.
Reports of such of occurrence began to pop up earlier today, with Motor Racing Network announcer Dave Moody posting on his blog that sources within BK have told him the change at New Hampshire was due to “unhappiness with the level of feedback received from Truex.” MRN’s Dustin Long has also tweeted that no replacement for Truex has been announced yet.
However, Motorsport.com’s Nick DeGroot tweeted that Truex’s absence was due to BK owing Truex “a good amount of money.” He later disclosed that sources of his own passed along that news to him.
It does bear noting that in March of 2013, Hillman-Circle Sport driver Landon Cassill sued BK for $205,000 in unpaid winnings and other fees after he raced for them in the 2012 season. That suit was eventually settled.
As for Truex, his inaugural Cup campaign has been a rough one. He’s failed to qualify in three races and has suffered DNFs in eight of them.
Additionally, he was forced to miss the June race at Michigan International Speedway after sustaining a concussion in a practice crash (J.J. Yeley ended up replacing him).
He’s only had one Top-20 finish in 2014, a 20th-place run at Pocono Raceway in early August. In the other 22 races he’s competed in this year, he has not finished higher than 30th.