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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports director of competition, Ryan Pemberton, will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 7 GoDaddy.com team and driver Danica Patrick this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway, general manager Kelley Earnhardt-Miller confirmed today. Earnhardt-Miller said a crew chief for the team beyond this weekend has not been determined.
Pemberton started at JR Motorsports this week, becoming only the second director of competition since the company opened the position in 2007. In that role, Pemberton oversees car development and personnel management for the No. 88 and No. 7 Nationwide Series teams.
Pemberton’s selection as interim crew chief for this weekend’s race comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Tony Eury Jr., formerly crew chief for Patrick and the No. 7 team, is no longer with the company.
Saturday’s Kentucky 300 is set for a 3:30 p.m. ET start and will be televised live on ESPN. It is race 27 of 33 on the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.
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Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois — Danica Patrick finished 25th on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, the best showing in her young Sprint Cup career. Congrats to her on being the 25th best dude.-TO
The cleaning of the JR Motorsports house continued today as Tony Eury, Jr. was shown the door, being let go as Danica Patrick’s crew chief. This comes after his father, Tony Eury, Sr., was released just prior to the Richmond Nationwide Series race just a few weeks ago.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., owner of JR Motorsports, had this to say about letting Eury go. “Unfortunately Tony Jr...
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.
Leading into the weekend, I knew there was some discontent in the JR Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series organization. With the recent release of competition director Tony Eury Sr., followed by the release of crew chief Tony Eury Jr. this week, it really seems to me they have determined that the leadership wasn't working for them, unfortunately.
As far as Danica Patrick is...