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.