Single-car team to debut at Iowa Speedway this weekend RELATED: Get more NASCAR K&N Pro Series East coverage with Home Tracks NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Eric McClure and Hal Martin announced Tuesday that they have joined forces to field a single-car team for developmental drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Martin- McClure Racing is scheduled to debut with Chad Finchum at the wheel of the No. 39 entry this weekend at Iowa Speedway, which plays host to Friday's #ThanksKenny 150, a combination race for the K&N Pro Series' East and West tours. "This team is something Eric and I have discussed in great depth over the past few months and the timing is right for us to enter competition and lay the foundation for an organization that will meet the long-term goals we’ve laid out," Martin said in a release provided by the team. "It's an opportunity for us to give back to the sport we love, while providing a competitive and professional environment for young drivers as they transition from their respective backgrounds to the NASCAR national series." Finchum, 20, has 10 K&N starts spread over a part-time schedule since 2011. He also claimed two track championships (at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and Lonesome Pine Raceway in Virginia) in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition last season. "Since I started driving go-karts at age 6, I've always wanted to compete as a driver in the top levels of NASCAR," Finchum said. "This is a step forward in achieving that goal. It's hard to put into words what this opportunity means to me, but I think competing for MMR is a great fit. I've never been to Iowa Speedway, but I'm looking forward to getting there and getting on track." The Martin- McClure team also plans to compete in the season-ending race for the K&N East Series on Oct. 2 at Dover International Speedway. McClure , 36, currently ranks 20th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver standings. Martin, 29, competed in 17 XFINITY events from 2012-14.
Veteran driver will pilot No. 24 car for JGL Racing NASCAR veteran Eric McClure will compete full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015 as driver of the No. 24 JGL Toyota, according to a team release. McClure , 36, has 254 career starts in the series with a best finish of eighth at Daytona International Speedway in 2013. From 2011 through 2014, the Chilhowie, Virginia native competed for team owner Mark Smith and TriStar Motorsports. Jay Guy, previously a crew chief at Front Row Motorsports , will serve as crew chief for McClure and the No. 24 team. JGL, a two-car operation fielded by James Whitener and Gregg Mixon, debuted in 2014 and featured numerous drivers behind the wheel of its Nos. 28 and 93 entries during the year. The organization fielded Dodge entries in 2014. "It's a privilege to compete at this level of motorsports, and to have the opportunity to return to full-time competition is truly a blessing," said McClure , who hasn't run a full schedule since 2011. "I'm excited about the new partnership with JGL Racing. They are an organization comprised of experienced individuals sharing a deep-rooted competitive spirit. I could not be more excited about the upcoming season." Reynolds Consumer Products, through its Hefty and Reynolds Wrap brands, will serve as primary sponsor of the team for a minimum of 25 events, according to the team. " Eric's a talented driver who's had success on and off the race track over the course of his career," Whitener said, "and it's exciting to add another veteran driver and national brands to our organization. "We look forward to continuing to build on things accomplished in 2014 and growing our team together." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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Contact between the leaders triggers a scary crash that leaves many cars out of the race, including Eric McClure , who is helped from his car after.
Eric McClure crashes in a shower of sparks after suffering from a flat tire at Charlotte.
Coors Light Pole Qualifying, 11:35 a.m. ET, July 25 (NBCSN/Live Extra) Entry Car # Driver Team 1 19 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 2 40 Josh Reaume # Phoenix Air Dodge 3 74 Mike Harmon Battery Saver Dodge 4 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 5 52 Joey Gase Donate Life/DB Sales Company Chevrolet 6 13 BJ McLeod (i) Grafoid/Main Gate Dodge 7 89 Morgan Shepherd Malamphy Electric Inc. Chevrolet 8 0 Harrison Rhodes # teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 9 15 Stanton Barrett Navy Seals vs Zombies/Lilly Trucking Ford 10 90 Martin Roy Gamache Truck Center Chevrolet 11 97 Peyton Sellers # VroomBrands Chevrolet 12 24 Eric McClure Reynolds Wrap Toyota 13 4 Ross Chastain # Watermelon.org Chevrolet 14 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric.com/RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 15 44 David Starr Zachry/Build Your Future Toyota 16 26 Timmy Hill (i) JGL Racing Toyota 17 01 Landon Cassill Flex Seal Chevrolet 18 14 Cale Conley # IAVA Toyota 19 28 JJ Yeley HSG/CodeBlue Toyota 20 8 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Toyota 21 39 Ryan Sieg Uncle Bob's Self Storage Chevrolet 22 16 Ryan Reed Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford 23 43 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Ford 24 25 Alex Bowman (i) Zaxby's Chevrolet 25 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 26 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 27 60 Chris Buescher Zest Ford 28 88 Kevin Harvick (i) Morton Buildings Chevrolet 29 6 Darrell Wallace Jr . # Ford EcoBoost Ford 30 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Ford 31 7 Regan Smith AmericasPower.org Chevrolet 32 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 33 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 34 98 Aric Almirola (i) Sledgehammer Ford 35 18 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 36 22 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford 37 42 Kyle Larson (i) Dixie Chopper/Big Machine Records/Jacobsen Chevrolet 38 20 Erik Jones (i) Game Stop Toyota 39 33 Paul Menard (i) Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 40 54 Kyle Busch (i) Monster Energy Toyota
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Sam Hornish Jr and Eric McClure start a multicar crash late at Talladega.
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