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NASCAR driver McClure hospitalized with undisclosed illness

August 14th, 2013 3:12 pm by Associated Press

NASCAR driver McClure hospitalized with undisclosed illness

Eric McClure gets out of his car after finishing his laps during Nationwide Series qualifying July 5 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — An undisclosed illness has put Eric McClure in the hospital and the Abingdon racer will be replaced by Jeff Green for this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Green, a former Nationwide Series champion and teammate of McClure’s at TriStar Motorsports, will fill in behind the wheel for McClure in the No. 14 car in Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200.

McClure’s illness and his replacement by Green were announced Wednesday in a news release from Team McClure Inc./Hefty Reynolds Wrap Racing.

McClure’s status was listed as week to week.

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