Tony Eury Jr. is out as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief. Eury will be replaced by Lance McGrew, who will take over an interim basis at Pocono next week. Team manager Brian Whitesell will serve as the crew chief at Dover. "Our performance hasn’t been where it should be,” team owner Rick Hendrick said in a release. "It’s impossible to pin that on any one factor, but a change is the right decision at this point. We have a plan in place, and we’re going to move forward with it.” Earnhardt has finished 27th or worse in three straight races, including 40th at the Coca-Cola 600.
Junior’s season has been marred by mistakes on pit road, missed pit road stops, bad luck and unnecessary accidents like this one at Daytona: