Eric McClure, driver of the No. 14 Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota, suffered a concussion and mild internal bruising in his hard crash in the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. McClure was airlifted from the track and taken to University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
He was released on May 7th, and is expected to make a full recovery. But, because he suffered a concussion, he must be cleared by a doctor with at least five years experience with sports-related head injuries before he can get back into a race car.
As a result, McClure will miss this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway. Jeff Green, the 2000 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and teammate to McClure at TriStar Motorsports, will drive the car.