Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies at 42


McClure, 42, had made practically 300 begins in what’s now referred to as the Xfinity Sequence and was the son of former Morgan-McClure Motorsports co-owner Jerry McClure.

“The household of Eric Wayne McClure, former NASCAR driver, declares with nice sorrow his passing on Sunday, Could 2, 2021,” the household’s assertion stated. “They wish to thank everybody for his or her prayers and help throughout this very troublesome time.”

McClure made 288 begins within the Xfinity Sequence and three within the Cup Sequence. His most up-to-date begin got here within the Xfinity season opener at Daytona Worldwide Speedway in 2016.

His career-best end was eighth within the 2013 Daytona season opener. He additionally had one top-10 in 4 ARCA Menards Sequence begins.


McClure’s racing profession took an abrupt flip in early 2012 when he suffered a concussion throughout an Xfinity Sequence race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He missed 5 races from that incident.

In October of final yr, McClure pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor home violence cost in Virginia and was sentenced to probation, substance abuse counseling and to endure a psychological well being evaluation and full any really useful counseling.


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