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Tony Eury Jr. And Dale Earnhardt Jr. Are To Blame!

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 06:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet talks with crew chief Tony Eury Jr. during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 6, 2009 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Dean StewartContributor IMay 30, 2009

Well it had to come to this, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. go their separate ways.

Team owner Rick Hendrick had to make a change, the chemistry between them just wasn't there.

They only won one race since going to HMS something had to give. Hendrick wants all of his team's on the same page, and team 88 wasn't. They share a building with the No. 5 team and they were not helping each other like the 24 and 48 teams do.

Now where to put the blame? Do you blame the car owner, the driver or the crew chief?

Well it's not Hendrick's fault, he give's them the tool's they need to succeed.

Eury Jr. is to blame—he is the crew chief and Earnhardt Jr. is to blame—he his the driver...yes an Earnhardt Jr. fan is blaming him.

Earnhardt Jr. knows he is part of the problem, how could he not?

Kyle Busch had to put his two-cents worth, saying: "no one ever blame's Dale Jr," he's the most popular driver he never does any wrong.

It sounds to me like Busch is a little sore about Earnhardt Jr. replacing him at HMS, but why does Busch care, he's having great success at JGR.

Hendrick has put Eury Jr. on the R/D team, so he and Earnhardt Jr. will still work at the same place at least.

I know how hard it is to work with family, but now both of them can move on and hopefully have the success they deserve.

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