Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/12

CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 20: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet looks on during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, held at Hendrick Motorsports, on January 20, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
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 dismissal of his uncle Tony Eury Sr. two weeks ago wasn't an easy one. But he can't afford to let the situation disrupt the task at hand. "It doesn't really weigh on me when I go work," Earnhardt said Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "It's something that I can easily put aside when I'm at the racetrack this weekend, or any given weekend. It has been difficult to see these changes. It was not easy at all to sever the working relationship with Pops (Eury Sr.) or Tony Jr. "But, you know, we're a company that wants to improve over what we've been doing, and we're making some changes to see if we can make th...
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