Tony Eury Jr. will be the crew chief for Swan Racing’s No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for the 2013 season. The move comes just days after the new team, owned by Brandon Davis, was formally announced.
May 26, 2012; Charlotte, NC USA; Tony Eury Jr. crew chief for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick during the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports
“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 Davis.
“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.
“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.”
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