Jeff Green to drive No. 14 at Bristol
August 20, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
It was announced today that Jeff Green, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, will drive the No. 14 Hefty/Reynolds Toyota during Friday night’s Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway in replacement of Eric McClure.
McClure, TriStar Motorsports’ regular driver, was admitted to a local hospital on Aug. 12 where he was diagnosed after a series of tests with acute renal failure. With his creatinine levels rising, this signaled improper kidney function.
“This has been a very challenging week for me, both physically and emotionally," McClure said. “Having a newborn and four other little girls, among other things, has also presented a challenge to my family.”
While McClure is currently hospitalized, he is receiving treatment and has high hopes for a speedy recovery and release. His current status remains week-to-week.
“Recovery can be a slow and frustrating process,” McClure said. “But thankfully we are seeing signs of healing. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes during this difficult time, and I can’t wait to be back behind the wheel of the Hefty/Reynolds Camry.”