Friday, April 05, 2013

Hmiel Out At Swan Racing, Eury Named Competition Director

Tony Eury, Jr.
Swan Racing announced today that Tony Eury Jr. has been named competition director for the team, replacing Steve Hmiel. Steven “Bones” Lane has been named crew chief for the No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme. Hmiel was relieved of his duties.

This move reunites Lane and Stremme as crew chief and driver combination. Lane was Stremme’s crew chief from 2011 – 2012. The two also worked together in 2006 – 2007 and for one race in 2008.
“We made changes in the front office today that we believe will have a long term benefits for the team going forward,” said Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis. “I want to thank Steve Hmeil for his service, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Swan Racing has struggled in the opening five races of the 2013 season, with a best finish of 26th by driver David Stremme at Bristol Motor Speedway. He finished 32nd in his most recent start at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago.
“I’m excited about ‘Bones’ coming on as crew chief,” said Stremme. “We’ve had a lot of success together in the past. We definitely need to pick up the competition side of things and I think the combination of Tony and ‘Bones’ will do it. I’m looking forward to getting back on track.”
Eury said, “This team is committed to making progress every week. I’m excited for this opportunity. I think having ‘Bones’ on top of the box is a great move and will help improve our overall effort.”

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