Tony Eury Jr. has been hired as the crew chief for the No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Swan Racing announced Monday. The move comes days after the new team, owned by Brandon Davis, was 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," Davis said.
"I am really impressed with the team Swan Racing is building, and I am proud to be part of it," commented Eury Jr. "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 Sprint Cup 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 Sprint Cup and finished fifth in points with Eury as his crew chief. Most recently, Eury was Danica Patrick's crew chief/co-owner with Earnhardt Jr. at JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series. He left that team in September, however.
"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," Hmiel said.
Stremme added, "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. Let's go racing."