"The conversation Tony Sr. and I had was one of the most difficult I've ever been a part of," she said. "I believe Tony Sr.'s passion for the sport is exceeded only by his yearning to excel in it, and that itself became the issue that both he and I struggled with. At JR Motorsports, we do this to win races and compete for championships, and lately we have not met that standard. Being the competitor that Tony Sr. is, I know that bothers him more than anyone."
General manager Kelley Earnhardt-Miller said Friday the decision to split with Eury Sr. came during a hard conversation about team performance.