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JR Motorsports has released Tony Eury Jr. from his duties as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Nationwide Series team.
Eury was told Monday morning he was being replaced by Ryan Pemberton. Eury joined JRM after working as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Sprint Cup team at Hendrick Motorsports.
"They're trying to fix the competition of the cars, " Eury said. "They thought they could do better without me there. They hired Ryan and Ryan's their guy."
Patrick finished 12th at Chicagoland in the Nationwide Series on Saturday. She is currently 11th in the points standings.
Eury remains part of the ownership group of JRM.
"We're still in discussions about that," he said.
As far as his relationship with his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr., also a co-owner of the team, Eury said that, "Me and Dale Jr. are perfect. We're fine." Rick Hendrick and Kelley Earnhardt Miller are also team co-owners.
Eury, who started his career at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 1991 then moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 2007, remains under contract with Hendrick. He joined JRM in 2009. Eury said he'd contemplate his future options "in due time."
On Sept. 7, the team and competition director Tony Eury Sr. announced they were parting ways.
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Both father (Tony Eury Sr., former competition director) and son (Tony Eury Jr.) have left JR Motorsports in the last couple of weeks.
The following is a statement from Dale Earnhardt Jr., founder and owner of JR Motorsports, regarding the departure of crew...
JR Motorsports has parted ways with crew chief Tony Eury Jr., two weeks after his father was ousted as competition director.
Eury Jr. was crew chief for Danica Patrick and is a partial owner of the Nationwide Series team.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a statement Monday that a difference in ideas for the direction of the company led to Eury's departure. He and Eury Jr. are cousins...
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The following is a statement from Dale Earnhardt Jr., founder and owner of JR Motorsports, regarding the departure of crew chief Tony Eury Jr.:
“Unfortunately Tony Jr. is no longer with the company. I had hoped he would be here for a long time, but as we’ve discussed the direction of JR Motorsports moving forward, it was clear our differences in ideas were too vast to overcome...
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