Found September 17, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
Tony Eury Jr. has been released from his role as crew chief for the No. 7 Nationwide Series car of Danica Patrick. Patrick is currently 11th in the overall Nationwide standings following a 12th place finish on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. The move was hardly surprising considering his father, Tony Eury Sr., was recently replaced by Ryan Pemberton. Pemberton will also assume the role of crew chief for Patricks car. When asked how his relationship was with JR Motorsports Eury Jr said the following. “Me and Dale Jr. are perfect. We are fine.” It remains to be seen if his partial role of team owner changes. Eury Jr is also an employee of Hendrick Motorsports. [...]

Patrick battles loose car, gets 12th

Danica Patrick held on at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday. While she didn't match her career-high finish of 10th at her hometown track, the Roscoe, Ill., native finished 12th -- the same position she qualified at earlier in the day. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who qualified third, won his seventh career Nationwide race, and fifth of the year, and took over the points lead from Elliott...

Patrick career-best 25th in Cup race

Danica Patrick finished 25th on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, the best showing in her young Sprint Cup career. Patrick was making only her sixth Cup start and hadn't finished higher than 29th. This weekend didn't start much better with a poor qualifying run, but she was encouraged after the race. ''We made a lot of progress in the race,'' she said. '...

Danica Patrick GEICO 400 Race Recap

Danica Patrick’s continued her NASCAR Sprint Cup Series education with a career-best 25th-place finish in the GEICO 400 on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Patrick, who drives the No. 10 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing via a collaborative agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing, was making just her sixth Sprint Cup Series start and her first at the 1.5-mile...

Tony Eury, Jr. Done As Danica’s Crew Chief

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...

JR Motorsports Names Interim Crew Chief For Kentucky Race

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports director of competition, Ryan Pemberton, will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 7 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...

Danica must adjust to change again

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...
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