Jeff Green to drive No. 14 at Bristol
August 20, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
With McClure hospitalized, Green tabbed to drive No. 14 Hefty/Reynolds Toyota at Bristol
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.”