Danica Patrick and Tony Eury Jr. will no longer work together at JR Motorsports.(Getty Images)
Danica Patrick will have a new crew chief after Monday's departure of Tony Eury Jr. from JR Motorsports.
The team confirmed Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s cousin would join his father, Tony Eury Sr., in leaving the organization.
“Unfortunately Tony Jr. is no longer with the company," said Earnhardt Jr. in a statement. "I had hoped he would be here for a long time, but as we've discussed the direction of JR Motorsports moving forward, it was clear our differences in ideas were too vast to overcome. I love him like a brother, and you'll never hear me say a bad thing about him. I know he'll have much success in anything he does going forward. As for our No. 7 team, no decision has been made on who will crew chief that team this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. We will discuss our options and make a decision very soon.”
Eury Sr. left the team last week.
Newly hired Ryan Pemberton is expected to take over a bigger role with the team, including the crew chief role with Patrick.