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Greg Ives, the race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships from 2006-10, has been named crew chief for JR Motorsports and driver Regan Smith for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today.
Ives, 33, and Smith, 29, will spearhead JRM’s bid for a 2013 championship in the No. 5 Chevrolet. Smith was victorious in his JR Motorsports debut Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet to a win in the season finale. The win was Smith’s first in 103 series starts and the company’s 10th.
“Regan’s win on Saturday and the announcement of Greg’s hiring today are huge momentum boosts for this company going into the off-season,” said owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “Greg comes highly regarded. He has been a huge part of the 48 team’s success, and this is a good opportunity for him to get his feet wet as a crew chief. The partnership between JR Motorsport
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“We’ve made some changes to try to improve our company over the last several months, and we’ve seen the speed and the performance step up over the last several weeks. We’re just putting some pieces into place to formulate what our plan will be for next year, and part of that was bringing in Regan to drive the car.”
With bringing in Ryan Pemberton in and letting both...
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Greg Ives, the race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships from 2006-10, has been named crew chief for JR Motorsports and driver Regan Smith for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today.
Ives, 33, and Smith, 29, will spearhead JRM’s bid for a 2013...
If the name Greg Ives sounds familiar at all, that’s because it is. Ives was the top engineer for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet through all five of Johnson’s championships. Ives will be joining JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series to crew chief for Regan Smith and the No.5 team in 2013. “Greg comes highly regarded,” JRM co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr...
JR Motorsports has named a race engineer who worked with Jimmie Johnson in his five NASCAR Sprint Cup title runs as crew chief for Regan Smith's Nationwide Series team.
Greg Ives will lead Smith's team in 2013.
Ives, 33, and Smith, 29, will lead the organization's effort to win the Nationwide title. Smith has already shown signs of his potential as he won the Nationwide...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver Sam Hornish Jr. wanted much more than his 22nd-place finish in today’s Sprint Cup season-ending Ford 400 here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But when the dust had settled and his Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski, had claimed the 2012 Cup points title, Hornish continued to display his quality of being the ultimate team player...