NWMT: Tony Eury Jr. To Make Modified Crew Chief Debut With Todd Szegedy At Bristol

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Tony Eury Jr., seen here in 2012, will mae his debut as a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour crew chief Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

Tony Eury Jr., seen here in 2012, will mae his debut as a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour crew chief Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
(Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – LFR Chassis and Rob Fuller Motorsports have announced that veteran NASCAR crew chief Tony Eury Jr. will make his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour crew chief debut this week, calling the shots for 2003 series champion Todd Szegedy in the Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Although this will mark Eury’s first race as a NWMT crew chief, he has an impressive resume as a NASCAR crew chief — including two Sprint Cup wins, three Sprint Cup poles and a special XFINITY win with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2010 at Daytona Int’l Speedway — and looks forward to broadening his list of accomplishments with RFM in Bristol.

“After getting to know Todd, I am excited to be his crew chief in Bristol,” said Eury. “I think we have a legitimate shot to win, and we’re going to have some fun with it as well. I’ve paid attention to how the track is from past modified races, and I think working on super late models every week can be applied to working on the modified car as well. We are going in with a game plan, but I might bring a few ideas to the table that we can try and see what happens!”

Szegedy, who is running a limited Tour schedule with RFM, will be back in the No. 15 15-40 Connection car.

Although the Bush’s Beans 150 will be Szegedy’s only third race of the season with LFR Chassis, he is no stranger to competing in the modifieds at Bristol.

Out of seven starts at Bristol, Szegedy has recorded three second place finishes and looks to record another solid finish at “The World’s Fastest Short Track,” a place he knows he can win at.

“Bristol is my favorite track,” said Szegedy. “It’s got sheer speed, yet it’s fast enough where you need to respect the track. It’s got multiple racing grooves, which is what I really love about the track. I want to go there, get the pole and then win the race – it’s that simple. I think we are capable of doing just that with the equipment Rob provides and I’m looking forward to the guidance from Tony atop the pit box.”

CREDIT: Zerolight Communications for LFR Chassis

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