ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Frail NASCAR driver Eric McClure died Sunday, his family and the series acknowledged. He changed into as soon as 42.
No particulars had been given about his death. McClure had posted on social media as recently as Saturday.
The Washington County sheriff’s status of labor acknowledged McClure’s body changed into as soon as sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
“We are saddened to be taught of the passing of broken-down driver and (personnel) owner Eric McClure. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to Eric’s family and chums,” NASCAR acknowledged in a statement.
McClure changed into as soon as the nephew of broken-down Cup personnel owner Larry McClure and spent the broad majority of his occupation racing in the Xfinity Series. He made 288 occupation begins over 14 seasons with a occupation-most efficient end of eighth at Daytona in 2013.
He closing raced in 2016.
“The family of Eric Wayne McClure, broken-down NASCAR driver, proclaims with great sorrow his passing on Sunday,” his family acknowledged in a statement. “They’d must thank all people for his or her prayers and toughen for the duration of this very sophisticated time.”
McClure’s occupation changed into as soon as in the good deal of short by health concerns. He suffered at least two concussions in his occupation and the native of Chilhowie, Virginia, later acknowledged he changed into as soon as left with lingering headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, bouts of depression and forgetfulness.
McClure acknowledged in 2013 he had been recognized with acute renal failure, and in 2019 he acknowledged he changed into as soon as being treated for kidney failure in each kidneys.
McClure closing October pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence tag against his now-estranged wife. He changed into as soon as ordered to full 12 months of active probation, full substance abuse counseling and endure a psychological health evaluation and any instructed counseling.
Miranda McClure acknowledged Eric McClure choked and hit her in front of their kids, and her 9-year-feeble daughter called 911. The McClures had seven daughters.
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