He’s got big shoes to fill.  Junior and Steve Letarte are having an excellent year.  Here’s the story from the Motor Racing Network

 

 

 

Hendrick Motorsports has named Greg Ives to replace Steve Letarte as crew chief on Dale Earnhardt Junior’s Number-88 Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet, starting with the 2015 season.Letarte is moving from the pit box to the broadcast booth, to serve as a NASCAR television analyst for N-B-C Sports Group.  Ives – 34 and a native of Bark River, Michigan – was a race engineer for Jimmie Johnson during his record run of five straight championships from 2006 through 2010.  Ives is presently the crew chief for rookie points leader Chase Elliott’s Nationwide Series program at Junior Motorsports … In Letarte’s final year as crew chief, Earnhardt has two wins and is one of six drivers who have clinched spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprit Cup with six races remaining in the regular season …