NASCAR & Auto Racing

Not seeing red: Eury Jr. has a new look

Crew chief Tony Eury Jr. was settling into his new job at Hendrick Motorsports, where he moved this week to prepare for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s arrival next season.

The two worked their final race together last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, and Eury headed to Hendrick early to learn their procedures and all the employees he’ll be working with.

“I’m just trying to spend as much time in each little areas as I could, get to know the people and see who does what,” he said. “It’s been kind of overwhelming. Everybody there has been really gracious and happy to see me there.”

But wearing a Hendrick gray shirt at the track was different for Eury, who is used to wearing a red DEI shirt.

“It is weird,” he said. “There’s a lot of people who came up to me this morning and said ‘You don’t even look right if you don’t have a red shirt.’

“I thought about putting in for some Hendrick Motorsports red shirts just so I look normal.”