Aaron’s 312 QUOTES & NOTES: Talladega Superspeedway
Eric McClure Quotes
What are your thoughts heading in to your first race at Talladega Superspeedway since your horrific accident one year ago?
“Obviously it’s something that crosses my mind, occasionally. People still talk to me about it though. Truthfully, it had a bigger effect in our lives off the track than on it; but physically, there are still reminders of it. However, it becomes just another race when you get to the track and you can’t dwell on things. Accidents happen in this business and I look forward to competing there.”
What are your expectations for this weekend since you scored an 8th-place finish during the season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway?
“We have a great deal of confidence heading to Talladega. We ran well last year prior to the accident and we had a fantastic day at Daytona a few weeks ago. Finishes aren’t guaranteed as these races are X factors, but it’s nice going to these types of places knowing we will be fast and have an opportunity to be special.”
Hefty®/Reynolds® Racing NOTES
21st in Owners’ Points: Following last weekend’s 26th-place finish at Richmond Int’l Raceway, Eric McClure and the TriStar Motorsports team jumped three positions to 21st in the NASCAR Owners Points standings, 20 markers behind the 20th position.
Ready for Redemption: McClure will be making his 207th Nationwide Series start and his 7th at the 2.66-mile facility this weekend in the running of the Aaron’s 312. In six starts, the Virginia native has completed 96.5% of the total laps attempted and has an average finish of 22.2. One year ago, McClure was involved in a horrific late-race accident that resulted in him being air-lifted to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. The team was credited with a 27th-place finish. This weekend however, he returns, ready for redemption after scoring an 8th-place finish in the season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Chassis No. 16 : McClure will pilot chassis No. 16 in this weekend’s NNS event at Talladega Superspeedway. It was raced during the season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway where McClure scored not only a track-best finish but also a career-best finish of 8th.
Tune-In: Saturday’s race from Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live on ABC Sports beginning at 3:00 p.m. (ET). MRN (Motor Racing Network) and SiriusXM Radio Channel 90 will also broadcast the event live on Saturday, May 4.
Driver/Team Websites: Throughout the 2013 season, visit the Official Eric McClure Website (www.ericmcclure.com) for up to date information as well as the Official TriStar Motorsports website (www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com).
Social Media: Follow Eric McClure and the TriStar Motorsports Team on their social media sites during the 2013 season.
@HeftyReynolds14 (race updates)
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