Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/17/12
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 ...
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