Tony Eury Sr. has resigned from Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s research and development team and will be named director of competition at JR Motorsports today, the Observer has learned.
Eury was crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. early in the driver’s career.
JR Motorsports is owned by Earnhardt Jr. and run by his sister, Kelley Elledge. It fields a team in the NASCAR Busch Series as well as teams in other developmental series.
Eury is the father of Tony Eury Jr., crew chief for Earnhardt Jr. on the No. 8 Chevrolet at DEI. Earnhardt Jr. will leave that organization at season’s end to drive for Hendrick Motorsports, and has said he would like to continue working with Eury Jr. Eury Sr. has been with DEI since it fielded its first team in 1985. He was crew chief for 21 Busch Series victories for Dale Earnhardt Sr.