Pops Eury Gets Win for JR Motorsports with Jamie McMurray at Atlanta

Sandra MacWattersCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2010

HAMPTON, GA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Jamie McMurray (L), driver of the #88 Hellman's/BJ's Chevrolet, and crew chief Tony Eury Sr. pose in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 4, 2010 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Jamie McMurray snatched a win from Kyle Busch with his JR Motorsports No. 88 Hellman's Chevy in the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

His crew chief, Tony Eury, Sr., kept adjusting on the car until it was capable of a win.

Kyle Busch was "fighting tight" throughout the race and hoped there would be a caution toward the end of the race to allow him to get a new set of tires.  Busch always disappointed when he doesn't win, finished second.

Brad Keselowski finished 12th and retains a 332 point lead in the Nationwide series.

For McMurray, it was his first win in the NASCAR Nationwide series since 2004.  The congratulatory call from his car owner, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., made the smile on his face even wider.

The last win for JR Motorsports was with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. behind the wheel of the No. 3 Wrangler tribute car at Daytona International Speedway in July.

It is evident McMurray is having a good year, having won the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, but this Nationwide win is a boost for the popular driver and JR Motorsports.

McMurray ranks 13th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings, 100 points out of 12th place going into the Sunday race at Atlanta.

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