Greg Ives will be Dale Earnhardt Jr's new crew chief starting next year. This year he's the crew chief on the Chase Elliott Nationwide car. But before that, he was an engineer on Jimmie Johnson's Sprint Cup team. During his seven years there, they won the championship five times. Jr's current crew chief, Steve Letarte, will be moving onto the NBC broadcast booth next year.

Here's the Michigan connection: Greg Ives is from Bark River, Michigan - in the U.P., and graduated from Michigan Tech. Bark River is just west of Escananba.

So you might see Jr in deer camp this year.


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