Following a season best finish at Kansas Speedway and spending the series’ final off-weekend of the 2012 season with family at Walt Disney World, Eric McClure headed to the Lone Star State looking for another solid weekend in his No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Toyota. After posting a career high starting position at the 1.5-mile speedway, McClure went on to the finish the 200-lap event as follows:
21st-Eric McClure, No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap®/ Toyota Camry
Despite starting the race from the 22nd position, McClure slipped one spot by lap two.
On lap ten, McClure radioed his crew, warning them of a possible flat tire as he was feeling a vibration not only in his steering wheel but under his seat. After using a lap to assess the situation, McClure was ready to hit pit road when the event’s first caution flag waved on lap 12. After visiting pit road for four tires and fuel, McClure was informed that the left rear lug nuts were loose on the No. 14 Camry. Although the team lost nine posi...