Germain Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer History was made in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Cup Series finally got a shot of competing in the rain on race day. Well, sort of, because rain wasn’t a factor compared to Saturday’s wet and wild Xfinity Series race. In fact, the track was actually beginning to dry before the conclusion of Stage 1, so that monumental moment didn’t last. That didn’t meant the race lacked any mayhem because there were plenty of wet spots thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Right in the middle of Monday Night Football, three-time Daytona 500 champion and the GOAT Michael Jordan announced they’ll be pairing up to start a brand new single-car NASCAR Cup Series team beginning next season with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. In fact, deciding a driver was the easiest part of the whole ordeal as Hamlin, who ironically had previous beef following the final lap of the 2018 Daytona 500, described how far Wallace has grown as a competitor and as a person. “Bubba has shownRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Blaney’s rotten luck strikes again in Sunday’s Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. After leading 60 laps, it appeared that Blaney would finally have a well executed race not just at Bristol, but also this season. That would drastically change on Lap 198 when a battle for the race lead with his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski turned into an early exit. Blaney’s No. 12 Menards/Richmond Ford Mustang suddenly got up high and lost control at the exit of TurnRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 27 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: One Xfinity Series win, Three Truck Series wins When it comes to some of the smaller teams in the garage area, year over year improvement is one of the biggest goals for all involved. For Germain Racing and Ty Dillon, it was mission accomplished in 2019 as they had one ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will mark the 100th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start for Ty Dillon in a career that has stretched back to the 2014 season. After getting his start on a part-time basis driving for his grandfather at Richard Childress Racing, Dillon moved over to Germain Racing full-time in 2017, where he has remained ever since. Though the younger Dillon brother has yet to visit Victory Lane, he noted Sunday’s milestone coming at Talladega would be aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After the checkered flag waved at the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead, veteran driver Casey Mears would have to wait until this Sunday’s Daytona 500 to take the green flag at the sport’s highest level after Germain Racing replaced him with Ty Dillon in 2017. During that span of absence, Mears felt that he was far from being finish in the racing world, but also made sure that he wasn’t going to be a guy that simply rides around to getRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2016, Casey Mears will attempt to run a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Not only that, Germain Racing will enter two cars in a Cup race for the first time since 2011 as the former tenured duo will attempt to make the 61st Daytona 500. Owner Bob Germain announced Tuesday that Mears, who drove for his team from 2010-16, will drive the No. 27 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. This program was built and staffed by Jay Robinson from Premium Motorsports toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After surviving a race that saw five cars undamaged, Ty Dillon earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Top-10 finish. Dillon’s car was not among the undamaged at the end of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. In two separate overtime attempts, Dillon’s No. 13 GEICO Military Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 avoided trouble. On the first overtime attempt, he pitted coming to the green, fuel pressure issues plaguing his race. That kept him out of the final wreck of the night andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 25 Years in Cup: 1 Career Wins: 0 As with any rookie campaign at the top-level of NASCAR, the 2017 season was a learning experience for Ty Dillon. While Dillon failed to record a top-10 result, he recorded eight top-15 finishes and was really encouraged by the season’s last two races. The 25-year-old tiedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed toward its finale in a couple of months, Ty Dillon’s future just got much brighter as he and Germain Racing announced a multi-year contract extension to keep him behind the wheel of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet for the foreseeable future. Along with Dillon and Germain announcing their deal, GEICO, which has sponsored the team since 2008, also announced that they will be a permanent fixture on the livery of Dillon’s car forRead More