Eric McClure will sit out Friday night's Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway as he recovers from injuries suffered in a crash last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Former series champion Jeff Green, who has been running as McClure's teammate on a start-and-park basis, will fill in for McClure in the No. 14 TriStar Motorsports Toyota.
The 33-year-old McClure was airlifted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center last Saturday after his car was nudged in traffic and impacted the Turn 3 wall head-on. The accident prompted a 19-minute red flag as rescue workers cut away the roof of the vehicle to extricate McClure, who was alert and talking after the accident but spent two nights in the hospital for observation. He was diagnosed with a concussion and internal bruising.
It has not yet been determined whether McClure will be ready for the next NNWS race at Iowa Speedway on May 20.