Posted September 21, 2012 on
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's been able to concentrate on racing even after a shakeup in the Nationwide team he founded.
The co-owner of JR Motorsports says it has been difficult to deal with the changes since his uncle, Tony Eury Sr., was fired as competition director. Earnhardt's cousin, Tony Eury Jr., let go this week as part of the shakeup. He had been the crew chief for Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series.
Earnhardt said before Friday's practice at New Hampshire that the team's turmoil has weighed on him. But he says it hasn't been a distraction ''when I go to work.''
Earnhardt owns JR Motorsports team with his sister, Kelley Earnhardt-Miller, Rick Hendrick and Eury Jr.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, currently holds the seventh position in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup after finishing eighth at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend. With nine races remaining in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Earnhardt trails leader Brad Keselowski by 17 points.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. left Chicagoland Speedway last Sunday wanting more.
Earnhardt says he was "a little bit disappointed" by his eighth-place finish -- even though there have been years he would have yearned for 18 top-10 finishes in a season let alone 27 races.
Yes, it's been eight years since Junior enjoyed the consistency he's experiencing now with the No. 88...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his priorities in order.
Although his name is on the door of JR Motorsports, the driver of the No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet understands that his job driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports comes first.
Certainly, Monday's decision for JRM to part ways with Earnhardt's cousin and former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. following the...
We can now blame Danica Patrick for the Kennedy assassination, the upcoming fiscal cliff and that pothole on Main Street that forced many a premature tire realignment.
Because if you can blame Patrick for the circumstances that forced Dale Earnhardt Jr. to fire cousin Tony Eury Jr. and uncle Tony Eury Sr. at JR Motorsports, then she must be the origin of all the world’s ills.