CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - After months of firmly backing Dale
Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, car owner Rick Hendrick is now being
noncommittal about Tony Eury's Jr.'s future.
Although Hendrick said Tuesday no personnel changes have been
made on Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet, he declined to give Eury Jr.
a vote of confidence a day after NASCAR's most popular driver had
his worst finish of the season. Hendrick even left open the
possibility that Earnhardt could have a new crew chief this weekend
in Dover, Del.
Earnhardt ran near the back of the pack Monday and finished 40th
in the rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600, his worst showing since last
season's finale at Homestead.