ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - After a frightening crash at Talladega, Eric McClure had to sit out six weeks while dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion - the third of his career.
Now he has received clearance from NASCAR officials and was back in his No. 14 car Friday, practicing for Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Road America. But after all he has been through, McClure at least entertained the thought of not returning to racing.
McClure says racing ``isn't the most important thing in my life.''
The accident is just the latest in a series of setbacks for McClure. In April 2011, he and his family huddled in the safety of their basement while a tornado destroyed their home in Virginia. They had just moved into a new home when McClure contracted Epstein-Barr, a virus related to mononucleosis.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series drives under the lights tonight for the American Ethanol E15 250. Here are some...
Thumbnail Iowa 200 Predictions The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights tonight for the Iowa 200. Here are some drivers we like...
Thumbnail Iowa 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets the racing weekend started on Friday night when drivers compete in the Iowa 200....
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Midwest this week for the running of the American Ethanol E15 250....
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series competes on its road course of the season when the drivers take part in the Toyota/Save Mart 350...