McClure suffers concussion in Kentucky crash

Eric McClure has been diagnosed with a concussion after spending a night in a hospital near Kentucky Speedway.

With 21 laps remaining in the Xfinity race, Eric McClure spun while battling for 24th. He spun and made contact with the Turn 4 wall, sustaining significant damage to the rear of the car.

He slowly emerged from the car and walked around gingerly before being taken away from the scene of the crash, via ambulance. 

He was admitted to a local hospital for further evaluation, staying overnight. He was released Sunday afternoon, diagnosed with a concussion. A release stated that he underwent CT scans on his head, neck, chest and abdomen. All were negative.

It's not the first crash-related injury for the 36-year-old racer, who has 281 starts in the Xfinity Series. He was involved in a violent accident at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012 and does not remember much from the wreck. He was diagnosed with a concussion and internal bruising, missing multiple races as a result. 

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Event Kentucky II
Sub-event Saturday race
Track Kentucky Speedway
Drivers Eric McClure
Teams TriStar Motorsports
Article type Breaking news