|Base||Concord, North Carolina|
|Series||Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Drivers||#13 - Ty Dillon|
|Sponsors||#13 - GEICO|
Germain Racing is an American stock car team that is owned by Bob Germain and competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team fields the #13 GEICO Chevrolet SS for Ty Dillon. The team has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing and has formerly used Toyota and Ford.
The #7 car debuted in 2007 as the #03 car driven by Todd Bodine. The original plan was to run part time in 2007 and move up to the Nationwide Series with two teams in 2008 with Bodine. However, without a sponsor, these plans did not materialize. Germain Racing will field the #7 Geico Camry for veteran Mike Wallace, who brings his car number, 7, and his sponsor, Geico, with him from Phoenix Racing, for one year only, as an agreement between Geico and NASCAR prohibits the sponsor from the Nationwide Series after 2008 (but does not ban it from the Truck Series).
The team purchased the legal assets of the former Busch Series team of Yates Racing for purposes of an exemption as part of NASCAR's all-exempt tour policy in the three national series.
Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit
#03 History Edit
The #03 truck debuted in 2007 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Sean Caisse was hired to drive, but did not qualify for the race. The following month, Justin Marks made his Truck Series debut at the Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200, with voodoo ride sponsoring, finishing 22nd. Marks ran the final three races of the season, posting an eighth place finish at the Ford 200.
In 2008, the 03 truck will continue to run part-time with Chrissy Wallace driving.
The #9 Toyota debuted at Daytona in 2005 with rookie Shigeaki Hattori behind the wheel. Although he had two seventh place starts, Hattori struggled in his transition to stock cars, and was released towards the end of the season, and replaced by Justin Hobgood, whose best finish was a 20th at Phoenix International Raceway. 2005 champion Ted Musgrave, whose team, Ultra Motorsports, had shut down only days before preseason testing, came to the team with a sponsor in Team ASE. He went the entire 2006 season without a win, before picking up a win at Texas in 2007. ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Justin Marks will replace Musgrave in the 9 with sponsorship from Crocs.
Germain debuted with this truck at the 2004 Kroger 200, where Bodine finished fourth after starting third in the 30 truck. Bodine won two races that year Fontana and Texas, before missing the field at the Ford 200.
Bodine left for Fiddleback Racing in 2005, and was replaced by Chad Chaffin. Chaffin recorded four top tens with the team before he left to join upstart team Wyler Racing after Michigan. Bodine would return to the team after Fiddleback Racing shut down. In a twist, the owner of Wyler Racing, car dealer Jeff Wyler, bought Fiddleback's remaining equipment and crew. The Bodine-Germain combination would win five races together, ending up with a third place points finish.