JUST GOT THIS FROM HENDRICK- BREAKING NEWS September 4, 2007Posted by claireblang in Breaking News, Drivers, NASCAR.
Hey All: I am on my way soon to a news conference at Hall of Fame racing announcing their new driver which is expected to be JJ Yeley. I just got this from Hendrick Motorsports. Wanted to post it ASAP for you all.
MEARS TO DRIVE NO. 5 KELLOGG’S/CARQUEST CHEVYS IN 2008; EURY JOINING HENDRICK, GRUBB ASSUMING LEADERSHIP ROLE Casey Mears will drive the No. 5 Kellogg’s/CARQUEST Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, joining a team that secured its second consecutive Chase for the Championship berth Sunday at California Speedway. The effort will be led by Alan Gustafson, 32, who has earned four wins, two poles, 25 top-five finishes and 45 top-10s since his first season as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet in 2005. Only five Cup Series teams have posted more top-10 finishes during that span.
TONY EURY JR. WILL JOIN HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS FOR 2008; DARIAN GRUBB TO MOVE INTO SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION When driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins Hendrick Motorsports for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season, Tony Eury Jr. will be his crew chief. Eury, who has been Earnhardt’s crew chief for the past two seasons, signed a multi-year agreement with the organization this week.
“Tony Jr. and Dale have a successful history working together,” Hendrick said. “They have trust in each other, which is the biggest part of the relationship between driver and crew chief. We have the utmost confidence in their ability to win races and compete for titles at Hendrick Motorsports.”