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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Up & Down Day in Long Awaited Reunion With Tony Eury

“This pair used to be deadly,” were the words Mike Davis of JR Motorsports wrote on his Twitter page earlier today. The pair that Davis was referring to were JRM Nationwide Series crew chief Tony Eury Jr. and nephew Dale Earnhardt Jr. who between 1998 and 2004 were a force to be reckon with each weekend. When Earnhardt Jr. began his NNS career in 1998, it was Eury Sr. that was hired as his crew chief and they won 13 races and back-to-back championships—1998 and 1999—before being promoted to the Sprint Cup Series in 2000. Their rookie year consisted of two points wins, Texas and Richmond, as well as becoming the first rookie team to ever win the Sprint All-Star race. The next four years saw the then No. 8 Budweiser team compete for c...

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