Germain Racing Tag

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
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR’s Monster Energy All-Star race, 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are locked in. With only four more spots available for 24 drivers, transferring to the main event means much more. Three drivers will transfer via stage wins in the Monster Energy Open while one will be voted in by the fans. One driver hoping to become an All-Star is Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Ty Dillon. This will be Dillon’s first All-Star race weekend. To date, he hasRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the NASCAR offseason continues to roll along, another domino in NASCAR’s silly season has fallen with the announcement from Germain Racing on Monday that Ty Dillon will replace Casey Mears behind the wheel of the No. 13 Chevrolet in 2017. Dillon had spent the past five seasons in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, as well as making select Cup Series starts over the past three years. Those five seasons included three wins in the Truck Series in 2012Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor On most weeks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only the super teams (such as Hendrick Motorsports, Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing and a few others) should really expect to end their day in victory lane. In order to win at intermediate 1.5-mile speedways it takes teams of engineers, and millions of dollars just to finish inside the top-10. Talladega though, is a different animal. Instead of gobs of resources, it just takes an unrelenting will to win and incredible intestinal fortitude to conquer the day atRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It wasn’t an easy race by any stretch for Casey Mears and his Germain Racing team, but they dug deep and were able to record a top-15 finish this past Sunday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result of his great weekend, Mears is the feature of our Keeping up with the underdogs series this week. Mears rolled off of the grid from the 15th position, his second consecutive top-15 starting spot to start 2016, and thanks toRead More