Eric McClure

Eric Wayne McClure, a former NASCAR driver, was born in Chilhowie, Virginia on December 11, 1978. On May 2, 2021, at the age of 42, he passed away in Abingdon, Virginia.

McClure’s racing career spanned from 2003 to 2016, during which he made close to 300 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He also participated in three races in the NASCAR Cup Series.

NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Eric McClure poses for a photo at Daytona International Speedway
Eric McClure poses for a photo at Daytona International Speedway (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

He primarily focused on the Xfinity Series, where he competed for 14 seasons and made 288 career starts. In 2012, his best finish in the series was 16th place.

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McClure raced for various teams throughout his career, including JD Motorsports and TriStar Motorsports. Unfortunately, his racing journey was marked by severe crashes and multiple injuries.

In April 2016, McClure partnered with Hal Martin, Charlie Henderson, and Don Henderson to launch his own team, Martin-McClure Racing (MMR). However, McClure left the team following domestic violence charges in 2018.

Coming from a racing family, McClure’s uncle, Larry McClure, was one of the owners of Morgan-McClure Motorsports, which achieved success by winning three Daytona 500 races.

In recent years, McClure faced serious health challenges, including a lung infection and a severe musculoskeletal disorder. However, the exact cause of his death has not been publicly disclosed.

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NASCAR and the family extended their deepest condolences to Eric’s loved ones.

Overall, McClure had a notable career in the Xfinity Series and made significant contributions to the sport.

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