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Eric McClure released from hospital

By Jordan Conigliaro, jconigliaro@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 20 2013 10:55:33 PM CDT
BRISTOL, Va. -

Local NASCAR driver Eric McClure has confirmed with News 5 WCYB that he is home from the hospital and recovering from a kidney ailment. He will not race in Friday's Food City 250.

In a text message Tuesday night McClure said he has dealt with some "scary moments" but he is improving.

After undergoing a series of tests doctors determined that his kidney's weren't functioning properly.

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeff Green will replace him in the #14 Hefty's/Reynold's Toyota in the Food City 250.