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McClure to be held out at Darlington

May 09, 2012, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com

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.

McClure's team announced Wednesday the 33-year-old driver, who suffered a concussion and internal bruising in the accident last Saturday, would be held out of the No. 14 TriStar Motorsports car at Darlington. He will be replaced by Jeff Green, the 2000 champion in what is now the Nationwide Series.

McClure was airlifted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center on Saturday after his Toyota 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 vehicle to extricate the driver, who was alert and talking after the accident but spent two nights in the hospital for observation.

McClure was released from the hospital late Monday afternoon. He is scheduled to address the media at Darlington on Friday morning.

Green has started all eight Nationwide races this season in TriStar's No. 10 car, which is a start-and-park entry.

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