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Tony Eury Jr. returns to the Sprint Cup Series

- jutter@charlotteobserver.com
Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Tony Eury Jr. is back in the Sprint Cup Series.

Eury will be the crew chief for Swan Racing's No. 30 Toyota in 2013 driven by David Stremme. The move comes just days after the new team, owned by Brandon Davis, was formally announced.

"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.

Eury began his NASCAR career in 1991 when he was hired to work for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. He has been a part of 19 Cup series victories with Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. including wins in the Budweiser Shootout in 2003 and 2008. In 2006, Earnhardt qualified for the Chase for the Cup and finished fifth in points with Eury making the calls on race day. Most recently, Eury was was co-owner of JR Motorsports and served as Danica Patrick's crew chief in the Nationwide Series until he left that organization late in the 2012 season.

"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."

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