Eury joins new Sprint Cup team

New NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, Swan Racing, announced earlier this week that it has hired Tony Eury Jr. as crew chief for its No. 30 Toyota, driven by David Stremme.

“We have a long-term vision for Swan Racing and the addition of Tony Jr. is another step in that process,” team owner Brandon Davis said. “Tony brings a world of experience to Swan Racing and will be part of our long-term success.”

Eury was previously with Nationwide Series team, JR Motorsports, but was released from that organization late in the 2013 race season. He has experience as a crew chief at both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup levels and has contributed to 19 Cup wins with drivers including Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Tony Jr. has pretty much done it all from tire changer to crew chief,” Swan Racing Competition Director Steve Hmiel said. “His experience and knowledge will be pivotal to the success of Swan Racing.”

The formation of Swan Racing was announced about a week ago, and the organization will make its competition debut in February at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Team owner Davis purchased the assets of the former Inception Motorsports, for which Stremme was a driver and part-owner in 2012.

“The team has transformed itself virtually overnight,” Stremme said. “It’s hard to believe just how different this team is in such a short period of time.”

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