Former crew chief Eury Jr. joins LFR Chassis
May 16, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief Tony Eury Jr. has been named general manager at LFR Chassis, Inc. in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Eury Jr. had two wins with cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at NASCAR's highest level and also was Danica Patrick's NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief for parts of three seasons at JR Motorsports from 2010-2012. From 2013 through early 2014, Eury Jr. had been competition director and a crew chief at Swan Racing.
His new position is a reunion with fellow former Dale Earnhardt Inc. employee Rob Fuller, co-owner of Leavitt Fuller Racecars. Fuller and Eury Jr. first met in 1997 at DEI as part of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR Nationwide Series team. The two also worked together in 2005 on Michael Waltrip's Cup ride.
"I'm excited to reunite with Rob and work together on this new venture," Eury Jr. said. "We're both racers at heart and take pride in running well and creating quality products."
LFR Chassis, Inc. manufacturers modified, late-model and super late-model cars. Eury Jr. will join the company next week and be responsible for daily management and oversight at the company.
"Tony is one of my closest friends and to have someone I have that relationship with looking over the business daily is priceless," Fuller said. "We have won a lot of races and championships together and I believe the best is yet to come. We are both rooted in short track racing and it's great to be able to offer quality products from LFR Chassis to short track racers across the country."
Another veteran of the sport, Bob Yost, joined LFR Chassis Inc. this week. A chassis builder with over 10 years experience, Yost worked closely with Eury Jr. in building Gen-6 Cup chassis.