A return to Hendrick Motorsports for Greg Ives, as he will take over as Crew Chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season. He was the race engineer for Jimmy Johnson during his record run of five consecutive points Championships. He will replace Steve Letarte, who is stepping down at the end of the year for an analyst job with NBC Sports. Ives had been moved to Rookie Chase Elliot’s box this year and has five wins as a crew chief for the Nationwide series car.
This weekend the Sprint Cup series and drivers head to Pocono, Pa. for the Gobowling.com 400. The Race at Lapond, Pennsylvania is due to start at 1:00PM Sunday afternoon.