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Eury Jr. Hired as Crew Chief For Swan’s Stremme

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Tony Eury Jr.'s last job was crew chief for Danica Patrick. (File photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Tony Eury Jr. will return to the pit box next season.

Eury has been hired to be the crew chief for Swan Racing’s No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for the 2013 season the team announced Monday.

“We have a long-term vision for Swan Racing and the addition of Tony Jr. is another step in that process. Tony brings a world of experience to Swan Racing and will be part of our long-term success,” said team owner Brandon Davis, who announced the formation of Swan earlier this month.

“I am really impressed with the team Swan Racing is building and I am proud to be part of it,” said Eury. “I am looking forward to working with David Stremme behind the wheel and with competition director Steve Hmiel.”

Eury began his NASCAR career in 1991 when he was hired to work for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. He has been a part of 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories with Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. including twice winning the Budweiser Shootout in 2003 and 2008.

In 2006, Earnhardt qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and finished 5th in points with Eury making the calls on race day. Most recently, Eury was Danica Patrick’s crew chief/co-owner JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team won the Coors Light Pole in Daytona for the 2012 Drive 4COPD 300.

Eury was let go by JR Motorsports during the 2012 season.

“Tony Jr. has pretty much done it all from tire changer to crew chief. His experience and knowledge will be pivotal to the success of Swan Racing,” said competition director Steve Hmiel.

Driver of the No. 30 Toyota, David Stremme said, “The team has transformed itself virtually overnight. It’s hard to believe just how different this team is in such a short period of time. This is how you build success from the ground up; you hire quality people, put their experience to work and execute on race day. Lets go racing.”

Swan Racing is located in Mooresville, N.C., and will get its horsepower from Triad Racing Technologies, a top engine builder.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Monday, December 10 2012
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