Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure has been released on $2,500 bond following his arrest on a Class 1 misdemeanor charge of battery and assault.
An affidavit from the Smyth County (Virginia) Sheriff’s office, obtained by NBC Sports, lists McClure’s wife as the victim. The sheriff’s office responded to the couple’s home following an altercation.
NASCAR confirmed to NBC Sports that McClure is not currently a member.
McClure raced in the Xfinity Series from 2003-16, earning one top-10 in 288 races. He made three Cup Series starts, two coming at Talladega (2004, 2006) and one at Las Vegas (2005). His last race was the 2016 Xfinity Series race at Daytona. But the now-39-year-old missed several races due to a series of concussions, including one suffered in a crash at Talladega in 2012. He was also concussed after a crash at Kentucky in 2015.
McClure co-owns Martin-McClure Racing, which competed in the K&N Pro Series East in 2017. The team was absent from Sunday’s season-opening race at New Smyrna Speedway, but a post on the team’s Facebook page said the team intended to compete later in the season.