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McClure suffered concussion, internal bruising

May 08, 2012, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com

Nationwide Series driver Eric McClure suffered a concussion and internal bruising in a hard accident this past weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, but was released from a Birmingham, Ala., hospital on Monday, according to a team representative.

McClure was airlifted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center on Saturday after a hard accident in which his No. 14 car was turned in pack 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 Toyota to extricate the 33-year-old driver, who was alert and talking after the accident but spent two nights in the hospital for observation.

Video: McClure taken to hospital after scary crash

Team spokesperson Emily Brandt said Monday that McClure "suffered a concussion and mild internal bruising and is expected to make a full recovery." He will follow up this week with specialists regarding his injuries, she added.

McClure's No. 14 car is on the entry list for Friday night's Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway. McClure is expected to address the media sometime Friday at the South Carolina race track.