Monday, May 7, 2012

Eric McClure released from hospital

     NASCAR driver Eric McClure, injured in a violent wreck in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala., was released from UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday.

   Team spokeswoman Emily Brandt said McClure suffered a concussion in the accident and mild internal bruising. She said he is expected to make a full recovery.

   McClure was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter after having to be cut from his car by track safety workers after striking the inside wall of Turn 3. The multi-car accident involving McClure's No. 14 Toyota brought out a 19-minute red flag.

 Brandt said McClure will be take part in a news conference Friday at Darlington Raceway, S.C.