Eric McClure, former NASCAR driver, dies at 42

Former stock car driver Eric McClure has died at age 42, NASCAR announced on Sunday.

The Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Department confirmed McClure’s death to CNN. Emergency personnel were called to McClure’s home Sunday morning where they found his body.

His body was sent to Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Roanoke for an autopsy.

No cause of death has been provided, and McClure was active on social media as recently as Saturday.

JOLIET, IL – JUNE 20: during the NASCAR XFINITY Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McClure raced in NASCAR for 14 years between 2003 and 2016, primarily in NASCAR’s second tier Xfinity Series. McClure competed in three races in the top tier Cup Series in his career.

“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,”┬áNASCAR said┬áin a statement.