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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:59 pm

Tony Eury Sr. parting ways with Dale Jr.

dont have the details why right now, but wonder whats going on with that.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:59 pm

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End of an era: Tony Eury Sr. out at JR Motorsports
By Jay Busbee | From The Marbles – 36 minutes ago

RICHMOND, Va. - Surprising news at Richmond, as JR Motorsports has announced that Tony Eury Sr., director of competition, and the company have agreed to part ways in what a press release called an "amicable" fashion.

Senior, known as "Pops," is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s uncle, but even that relationship couldn't save his job. The JR Motorsports teams simply have not competed on a high level; Cole Whitt is 7th and Danica Patrick is 10th in the Nationwide standings.

Still, Eury's pedigree (55 wins in the Sprint and Nationwide Series), longevity (28 years in NASCAR) and family connections made the move a surprise. The team has not won in more than two years; its last victory was in September 2010 with Jamie McMurray driving.

"The conversation Tony Sr. and I had was one of the most difficult I've ever been a part of," Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports, said in a statement unusual for its revealing nature. "I believe Tony Sr.'s passion for the sport is exceeded only by his yearning to excel in it, and that itself became the issue that both he and I struggled with. At JR Motorsports we do this to win races and compete for championships, and lately we have not met that standard. Being the competitor that Tony Sr. is, I know that bothers him more than anyone." Kelley, Dale and Tony Eury Jr. are co-owners of the team.

"I want what's best for Dale Jr., Kelley, Tony Jr., and all those employees. I really do," Eury Sr. said in the statement. "We accomplished a lot in a short time, and nobody is prouder of that than I am. I'm not sure what's next for me, and I'm not sure I'm in a hurry to find out."

Eury Sr. was on the box for Earnhardt's two Nationwide series wins. "I can't think of anyone who has impacted my career and development as a driver more than Tony Sr.," Earnhardt said. "We won a lot of races together, and as much as he impacted my career as a race car driver, he means more to me on a personal level. He's done a lot for this organization, and I thank him for it."
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: Tony Eury Sr. parting ways with Dale Jr.

I think not winning in 2 years is what's going on, especially in that series.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Re: Tony Eury Sr. parting ways with Dale Jr.

slide Tuba Gibson to the 10 next year and Eury to the 39??? 8-) 8-)
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 pm

Re: Tony Eury Sr. parting ways with Dale Jr.

Shocking and a shame. That is Jr's uncle so it probably feels a little personal. Things are going to be awkward at the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:19 pm

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midwesternsmoke wrote:slide Tuba Gibson to the 10 next year and Eury to the 39??? 8-) 8-)

Tony Eury Sr used to win all the time with Dale Jr. And Dale Jr says he regrets letting Eury Sr go that he was the best CC he ever had. That would be cool if Eury Sr went to the 39.
Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:07 pm

Re: Tony Eury Sr. parting ways with Dale Jr.

Tony Eury Snr.i would be willing to guess has had enough of racing for awhile.Dale Jr. was at his best with Tony Snr.as c/c and DEI was something when Dale Snr.was alive.Jr.Motorsports was one of the dominating teams back when Truex drove for them,they seemed to go backwards since then?
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:16 pm

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yeah the Eury's have had a tough road to hoe since Dale passed away.
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