Austin Theriault has been medically cleared by NASCAR and will return to the Truck Series six weeks after he suffered a compression fracture of his lower back during a head-on crash into a wall at Las Vegas.
Theriault will drive the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing in Friday night’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The 21-year-old Theriault has two top five and four top-10 finishes in eight Truck starts this season.
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Theriault was injured when he made contact with teammate Tyler Reddick’s truck early in the race at Las Vegas and hit the wall on a part of the track not protected by a SAFER barrier.