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Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]

Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words

By Nick Bromberg
RacinToday.com Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]

Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole

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A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of [...]

Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 16:18 | One Comment
Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed [...]

Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 16:15 | 4 Comments
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]

Penske Beginning to Make A Move In Sprint Cup
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Penske Beginning to Make A Move In Sprint Cup

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Changing race teams is always a risky move for a driver. Sometimes it pays off in a big way. Kyle Busch went from Hendrick Motorsports to Joe Gibbs Racing last year and has won 11 races since then after winning a total of four at Hendrick.
His older brother Kurt Busch [...]

Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 10:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Have you heard the big news out of Hendrick Motorsports regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
Me neither.
Nothing’s happened.
The silence is deafening.
Here it is mid-week, with Dover looming, and so far boss Rick Hendrick has announced no changes, no shakeups, no tweaking on Junior’s team.
That’s incredible no-news. The sport’s biggest star is quickly [...]

Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The team of Junior and Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. – has been broken up at Hendrick Motorsports.
Beginning with this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Dover, Earnhardt will have a new crew chief.
Earnhardt and Eury came over to Hendrick Motorsports from Dale Earnhardt Inc. together 48 [...]

NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 14:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]