Driver puts emphasis on Cup driving

092112-NASCAR-Earnhardt-PI-AM_20120921142737696_660_320 Driver puts emphasis on Cup driving



Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his priorities in order.

091712-High-Stakes-SW-PI_20120917130832415_202_97 Driver puts emphasis on Cup driving


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Although his name is on the door of JR Motorsports, the driver of the No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet understands that his job driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports comes first.

Certainly, Monday’s decision for JRM to part ways with Earnhardt’s cousin and former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. following the dismissal of his uncle Tony Eury Sr. two weeks ago wasn’t an easy one.

But he can’t afford to let the situation disrupt the task at hand.

“It doesn’t really weigh on me when I go work,