CONCORD, N.C. (May 30, 2009) – Tony Eury Jr. is getting off to a quick start in his new role with Hendrick Motorsports’ research and development group. On Tuesday, Eury will accompany the No. 48 Chevrolet team to Carolina MotorSports Park in Kershaw, S.C., to supervise road course testing with three-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. The private two-day session is closed to the public and the media. Eury will lead the effort and refine the No. 48 team’s setup for the June 21 Sprint Cup event at Infineon Raceway -- the first road race of the 2009 season. In addition to his research and development duties, Eury will crew chief Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Sprint Cup effort with driver Brad Keselowski for the remainder of 2009. “Having someone of Tony's caliber in this role is an asset,” said Doug Duchardt, vice president of development for Hendrick Motorsports. “He will be partnering with our lead chassis engineer on various projects, and his experience will make him a great fit with Brad. “Having that veteran leadership is important for a young driver.” Keselowski and the Eury-led No. 25 team will next attempt to qualify at Chicagoland Speedway in July.