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Junior wants McGrew back; admits it's not his call

Updated: October 3, 2009, 4:16 PM ET
By Terry Blount

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Statistically speaking, interim crew chief Lance McGrew has not improved things for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Need proof? OK. We've got your proof right here.

In the first 12 races this season when Tony Eury Jr. was the crew chief, Earnhardt's average finish was 22.0. In the 16 races since McGrew took over, Earnhardt's average finish is 22.0.

The good news is things haven't gotten worse.

Statistics, of course, don't tell ...

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