Recent Eric McClure Update

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 05: The #14 Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota of Eric McClure is removed from the track during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Here is the most recent update from Emily Brandt re: Eric McClure.

Eric McClure, driver of the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Toyota, will remain hospitalized overnight for further observation at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

The team will release updates as they occur.

The Washington Post also reported that Eric's wife, Miranda, posted on Facebook that the family is "so thankful that he survived. It is nothing short of a miracle that he was not hurt more than he is.”

No other details are available at this time.

Video of McClure hitting the wall in real time. Note how close he came to not hitting the SAFER Barrier (approx 30-40 ft - which seems a lot, but when you're traveling at about 180 mph that is a very short distance)

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