Eric McClure Biography – Eric McClure Wiki
Eric McClure is a former NASCAR driver and team owner. He made nearly 300 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a career that spanned from 2003-16. McClure made three starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, but he found a home with 288 career starts in the Xfinity Series. He last competed in the national-series ranks in 2016 with a single start for JD Motorsports, which gave him his first full-time opportunity in 2007.
His best NASCAR finish was an eighth-place result in the 2013 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona for longtime team owner Mark Smith’s TriStar Motorsports group.
His career was marked by severe crashes. He missed five races in the 2012 season after a hard head-on wreck at Talladega Superspeedway left him with multiple injuries, including a concussion and internal bruising. McClure sustained another concussion in 2015 at Kentucky Speedway, and his driving career ended the following season.
Eric McClure Age
McClure was born on December 11, 1978, in Chilhowie, Virginia. He died on May 2, 2021. He was 42.
Eric McClure Wife
He was married to Miranda McClure. They married in 2004. His marriage to Miranda McClure ended with their estrangement. In October 2020, McClure pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge against his now-estranged wife. He was ordered to complete 12 months of active probation, complete substance abuse counseling and undergo a mental health assessment and any recommended counseling, the Associated Press reported. He was recently engaged to Keira Brinegar.
Eric McClure Children
He had seven daughters, Mabriegh Elizabeth, Maryleigh Isabella, Mirabella Rileigh, Merritt Hetteigh Mae, Myanna Brookleigh, Meraline Everleigh, and Melania.
Eric McClure Family
His uncle, Larry McClure, was one half of the Morgan-McClure Motorsports team. Morgan-McClure was a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 with Sterling Marlin and Ernie Irvan among the top drivers of the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet.
Eric McClure Death
McClure passed away on May 2, 2021, at the age of 42, the McClure family and NASCAR officials confirmed. The McClure family said in a statement: “The family of Eric Wayne McClure, former NASCAR driver, announces with great sorrow his passing on Sunday. They would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this very difficult time.”
NASCAR also released a statement: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of former driver and owner Eric McClure. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric’s family and friends.”
Eric McClure Cause of Death
Eric McClure’s cause of death was not immediately released. An autopsy is pending by the Washington County (Virginia) sheriff’s office. He had suffered from serious health issues in recent years, included diagnosis of a lung infection and a severe musculoskeletal disorder in the summer of 2019.
McClure told the Bristol Herald Courier in 2019 that he had undergone numerous tests and surgeries before reaching a diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis, a rare syndrome related to muscle injuries that can lead to kidney failure. McClure told the Bristol newspaper that he had been placed on dialysis treatment and had emergency surgery to save his limbs.
Eric McClure Net Worth
Eric McClure’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.
Eric Mcclure Suicide
Did Eric Mcclure commit suicide? It is unclear how he died. His body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy, according to the Washington County sheriff’s office.