Who is Eric McClure? Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Family, Early life, Death(Ex-NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies)
Ex-NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies at 42
Eric McClure bio, wiki, age, career, family, early life, education, death
Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure has died. His family said he passed away on Sunday but did not list a cause of death, adding family members “would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this very difficult time.”
McClure drove competitively from 2003-16, making three starts in the Cup Series and 288 in the Xfinity Series. His best finish was eighth place in the 2013 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona.
He was involved in a crash at Talladega in 2012 when his car hit the wall at a high rate of speed. He sustained a concussion and other injuries that left him with lingering side effects. “The accident at Talladega changed me,” he told the publication Frontstretch in 2015. “Certainly the illnesses that I had in subsequent years were a result of some of the treatments during that process. Physically, I’m not the same. I’m not the same person I was at certain aspects, not just arthritis but just some things are different.”
He also described the challenges his family faced after the accident. He has seven daughters. “We went through a really dark time, I’m not going to lie,” he said. “It was the most challenging time of our lives. From family life, to what happened at the track, and there were a lot of dark days through that process.”
Eric McClure age
He died at the age of 42 years old.
Eric McClure Personal life
McClure was born in Chilhowie, Virginia, and was a graduate of Emory and Henry College. He was married to Miranda from 2004 until their divorce in 2018 and had seven daughters, Maybreigh Elizabeth (b. Mar. 5, 2007), Maryleigh Isabella (b. Aug. 27, 2008), Mirabella Rileigh (b. July 11, 2010), Merritt Hetteigh Mae (b. Mar. 12, 2012), Myanna Brookleigh (b. July 31, 2013), Meraline Everleigh (b. May 8, 2015), and Melania (b. March 1, 2017).
McClure’s home in Abingdon, Virginia suffered major damage in an April 27, 2011 tornado. However, McClure and his family sat out the storm in their basement and were uninjured. McClure died on May 2, 2021, aged 42. He was engaged to Keira Brinegar Tibbs at the time of his death.