Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure arrested after alleged altercation

Team co-owner and former NASCAR driver arrested following alleged altercation
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Eric McClure, a former NASCAR driver in the Xfinity series who now co-owns Martin-McClure Racing, was arrested Sunday following an altercation with his wife, ESPN and other news outlets reported.

The Smythe County (Virginia) Sheriff’s Office arrested McClure on a Class 1 misdemeanor of battery and assault, ESPN reported.

According to an affidavit, authorities responded to McClure’s home, which he shares with his wife, Miranda, and their seven daughters. ESPN reported there was an altercation between McClure, 39, and his wife, which led to the arrest.

There were no other details at this time.

McClure was released on $2,500 unsecured bond, and has an arraignment  scheduled for Feb. 21.

McClure ran in 288 Xfinity and three Cup Series races over his career. His Martin-McClure Racing competed last year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.  The team, on its Facebook page, says it hopes to be back on the track this year.

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