Eric McClure, 1978-2021
Former NASCAR driver and crew proprietor Eric McClure died Sunday, each his household and NASCAR confirmed. He was 42.
“We’re saddened to be taught of the passing of former driver and proprietor Eric McClure,” mentioned NASCAR. “NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric’s household and mates.”
The reason for dying is unknown. The Washington County, Virginia, Sherriff’s Division mentioned his physique was being despatched to the Virginia Division of Forensic Science in Roanoke for an post-mortem.
McClure remodeled 280 begins within the Xfinity Sequence between 2003 and 2016. His finest end was his solely high 10 within the sequence, an eighth-place effort at Daytona in 2013. McClure drove for a number of crew house owners all through his profession, together with Mark Smith, Johnny Davis and Jimmy Means.
In 2004, McClure made his NASCAR Cup Sequence debut at Talladega Superspeedway after which made two extra begins in 2005 and 2006. McClure is the nephew of Larry McClure of Morgan-McClure Motorsports. The crew fielded Cup Sequence automobiles and gained the Daytona 500 3 times.
McClure revealed to the Bristol Herald Courier in 2019 that he was coping with severe well being points, together with being recognized with rhabdomyolysis. It’s a uncommon syndrome associated to muscle accidents that may result in kidney failure.
McClure was a father to seven daughters and likewise bought engaged to Keira Brinegar earlier this 12 months. His marriage to Miranda McClure ended with their estrangement in 2018, and McClure pleaded no contest to misdemeanor home violence fees final 12 months.