Eury Jr. named Stremme's crew chief at Swan Racing

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm •  Published: December 10, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Eury Jr. will return to the Sprint Cup Series as crew chief for David Stremme at upstart Swan Racing.

The Monday hiring was part of new owner Brandon Davis' plan to use the offseason to make the team competitive.

"We have a long-term vision for Swan Racing and the addition of Tony Jr. is another step in that process," said Davis, CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy. "Tony brings a world of experience to Swan Racing and will be part of our long-term success."

Eury had spent the last three seasons as crew chief for Danica Patrick at JR Motorsports until his release from the Nationwide Series team in September because of a difference in philosophy between Eury and Dale Earnhardt Jr., his cousin.

Eury also had been a co-owner of JR Motorsports. He won 19 Sprint Cup races with Michael Waltrip and Earnhardt at Dale Earnhardt Inc., and went with Earnhardt to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008. He and Earnhardt won a pair of races at Hendrick Motorsports, but were split apart 12 races into the 2009 season. Eury then moved full-time to JR Motorsports.

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