TriStar Motorsports owner Mark Smith announced that effective immediately Wes Ward will assume crew chief duties for the No. 19 entry and driver Mike Bliss in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
A NASCAR veteran of 22 years and former Director of Competition at Rusty Wallace Racing, Ward replaces Dave Fuge at the helm of the No. 19 team.
Bliss is currently ninth in the Nationwide Series standings, with a best finish of 13th at Daytona. But Bliss has failed to finish on the lead lap on any of the three races thus far.