After two weeks of mechanical failures that sent Eric McClure on a downward slide in the NASCAR Owner standings, he headed to his hometown track of Bristol Motor Speedway looking for redemption. Despite a bad start to the weekend that forced the Hefty®/Reynolds® team to change the entire set-up of the NO. 14 Camry prior to qualifying, the 34-year-old driver was able to overcome his 24thstarting position to finish the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 as follows:
21st-Eric McClure, No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds® Toyota Camry
Starting the 300-lap race from the 24th position, McClure quickly advanced one position before sliding back to the 25th spot on lap 25 where he remained until the second caution flag flew on lap 59. The team used this opportunity to bring the No. 14 Camry to pit road for four scuffed tires, fuel, an air-pressure and track-bar adjustments to help pacify the car’s handling. McClure advanced three positions in the running order because of the quick service.
On the restart...