Such a shame, Danica clearly isn't jiving in the tin tops and Pops takes the fall.
I'll take heat for this but this is a great move for JR Motorsports. You can't be a boss and a friend at the same time.
It would be best for all involved, IMHO, to give the Eury's a job that is not at the race track and hire some people without such strong personal connections to run the race teams. How can you as a driver stand up or say no to the boss' best friend?
Danica would do much better at a different team. Sadly, that will never happen.
Why does everybody throw Danica's name in here like its her fault. It isnt. I hate to see him go. I wish Eury Jr was leaving instead. She needs a new crew chief.
Oh well, next year when she is full time cup, I wont have to worry about Tony Eury Jr.
Danica Patrick -2012 Nationwide Series Champion
Here it is 11:35 AM and not one mention of this on Jayski's website!
The other day I was reading an article on the internet about how Eury was teaching Danica how to cut competitors tires, etc. Eury called it getting even.
"It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."
It almost pains me to say this, but the Eury's remind me of a man from Houston Texas who is probably the greatest race car driver to have ever lived, but are just behind the times in the world of modern auto racing. Time marches on. There is a point where people don't keep up either physically, or mentally, or both. For whatever reason.
Someone made a decision that it was that time for the Eury's. After the initial pain, i hope it works out well for all involved.
Yes,,, Yes,,, Tony,,,
Your Grandfather was a friend of Roger Penske,,,
Your Grandfather did business with Roger Penske,,, but
Your Grandfather never trusted Roger Penske,,,
Tony Sr. certainly has a ton of experience but he's also what seems like an "old school" kinda guy.
I'm guessing they want to go with somebody younger and more technical background.
I don't think Danica has much to do with it, because the team is likely working toward how they want to look in 2013 with her replacement.
"Turn right to go left" Doc Hudson
As far as Tony Jr goes, I have never liked him as a crew chief. Maybe he started too young and has now become a good crew chief, but I have never seen that out of him. It has always felt like the Earnhardts were trying to remain loyal to their family. I actually have nothing against nepotism provided they have realistic expectations and know when to fire a family member.
Lol, "we don't know the facts so it's unfair to exonerate her".
She's out of that team next year, there's no point in dismantling the company for her... there's only a few more races this year.
The lack of wins by anyone this year makes more sense as a factor for a team shakedown.
Tony Jr. saw the writing on the wall once Pops got canned and certainly his comments about Pops firing probably didn't sit well with Kelley, plus the fact that both cars are 11th-15th place cars most weeks doesn't help either.
Even though I'm not a fan of his as a crew chief, I thought he did a good job in Danica's development these last 3 years transitioning from Indycar to stock cars.
Preached safety and warned of death at Daytona this year and then drove like the Grim Reaper for three hours - Robin Miller talking about Tony Stewart