McClure Remains Hospitalized
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on November 14, 2013 | 9:27 P.M. EST
Eric McClure will miss this weekend's Nationwide race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he remains in a Las Vegas hospital. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jeff Green will drive for Eric McClure in Saturday’s Nationwide season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway because McClure remains hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, according to a spokesperson for TriStar Motorsports.
McClure was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Sunday while on a business trip. It is not known when he’ll be able to return home. No other information was available.
Friday, McClure thanked fans on Twitter for their support.
"I appreciate all the kind words from each of you,'' McClure tweeted. "This entire fall season been very frustrating & difficult for Miranda & our family ... we will spend offseason getting answers, getting healthy, & go from there. Our family will be together. Thx 2 you all. Im not done yet!''
This will be the sixth race McClure will miss this season because of health issues. He missed four races in August and September because of acute renal failure that hospitalized him for more than a week. He missed the Texas race earlier this month because of “medical reasons,’’ according to the team.
He missed five races last season after suffering a concussion and internal bruising in a crash at Talladega Superspeedway.
Motor Racing Network – "The Voice of NASCAR" – will have live coverage of Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 from Homestead-Miami Speedway at 4 p.m. (ET), with live streaming at MRN.com.