MOORESVILLE, NC - Bark River's Greg Ives, who served as race engineer for Jimmie Johnson's run of five consecutive Sprint Cup Series championships, has been named crew chief for JR Motorsports and driver Regan Smith for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Ives, 33, and Smith, 29, will spearhead JRM's bid for a 2013 championship in the No. 5 Chevrolet. Smith won his first race with JR Motorsports last Saturday at Homestead, Fla.
See Friday's Daily News for more details.