Eric McClure has experienced a wide range of emotions over the past six weeks. And that emotional rollercoaster continued Wednesday morning.

During a visit to famed neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty in Charlotte, N.C., McClure was given clearance to resume his racing career.

McClure missed the past five NASCAR Nationwide events after suffering a concussion and internal injuries in a gruesome accident on May 5 at Talladega Superspeedway.