#48 Crew Chief Moving Up

For the past 17 years Greg Ives has sat atop the pit box as a crew chief with Hendrick Motorsports.  Once the 2022 season is over, Ives will hang up the headset and moving on to another position with HMS.

Ives took over the crew chief duties from Steve Letarte in 2015 for the number 88 car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.  After Jr’s retirement from full time racing, Ives became the crew chief for Alex Bowman in the number 88 and later number 48 car.

Ives issued a statement via Twitter saying, “after 17 seasons on the road and making countless memories, I’ve decided to step away as crew chief at the end of 2022. There are many reasons, but the most important one is the chance to focus on my family and spend more time with our kids as they grow up.”

Before coming to the Cup Series with HMS, Ives served as crew chief for Chase Elliott in the Xfinity Series where Elliott took home the championship in 2014.

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