ABOUT

GERMAIN RACING

Bob Germain Jr., a third-generation automobile dealer, decided to build a championship-caliber NASCAR racing team. In September of 2004, Germain's dream team entered into its first race – starting and finishing the event inside the top-five. The young team led laps in its third race and reigned victorious in its fourth. Germain Racing was crowned with its first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2006 - just 26 months after first joining the NASCAR ranks.

This early success became the foundation for the team that has gained notoriety as a true threat to win at Superspeedway events and a car that can't be ignored on road courses and even unique circuits like Martinsville Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

Marketing giant and longtime motorsports sponsor GEICO joined Germain Racing in 2008. It was the team's first full season in NASCAR's number two division - the Xfinity Series. Germain Racing delivered the best points finish GEICO had been part of to date and the pairing decided to take their relationship to the top. GEICO and Germain Racing joined the Sprint Cup Series in 2009 and Germain has competed exclusively in this premier division since 2012. 

BOB GERMAIN JR

Bob Germain Jr. attended Miami University of Ohio. He is an accomplished musician and enjoys singing and strumming the guitar in his free time. It was Bob’s competitive nature, however, fostered by years of leadership in his family's automotive dealership network that stormed into the top-25 ranking of U.S. auto sales groups, that led him into the NASCAR racing arena twelve years ago when he formed Germain Racing.

In addition to automobile sales and racing, Bob Jr. maintains business interests in real estate with Germain Properties of Naples. Bob has two children, Michael and Nicole, who work with him in Naples, Fla. 

Bob grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has been part of the Naples community for more than 30 years. Today he shares his residency with Statesville, N.C., where he has a small farm with his two stepchildren, Sydney and Robbie.

When Bob is in Naples, he remains very active in the Florida community.  He is involved with The Gracie Foundation Inc., Juvenile Diabetes, Boys and Girls Club, Bosom Buddies, Pete Villani Memorial, Gift of Giving and many others.

TY DILLON

 

Ty Dillon joins Germain Racing this season to compete as a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He will drive the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing. 

 

While Dillon is no stranger to NASCAR competition in the premier series, 2017 will be his first full-time season. He has 18 previous starts in the Monster Energy Cup Series, including 11 in 2016 when he drove for a variety of teams and even filled in for injured champion Tony Stewart. 

 

The Welcome, N.C., native has been raised in a racing family. His father, Mike, was a NASCAR driver and his grandfather is NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress. Ty Dillon began turning laps at the age of 13 making his way around tracks paved in asphalt, concrete and dirt.

 

Dillon earned the 2011 ARCA Championship and scored his first NASCAR career victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August, 2012, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The win helped him earn the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title. He followed that honor up with two more Truck Series wins in 2013 when he also earned the NCWTS Most Popular Driver Award.

 

Dillon has 111 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts including three full-time seasons, one victory, 29 top-5 and 70 top-10 finishes along with 4 pole awards.

 

He and his wife, Haley, live in Mooresville, N.C. Dillon enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, hunting, fishing and hiking. He is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves and Charlotte Hornets. Dillon is also involved in several fantasy sports leagues, including one with his brother, Austin. 

 

In addition to wheeling the GEICO Chevy for Germain Racing, Dillon will run a NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule driving the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Rheem/Red Kap Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.

 

MATT BORLAND

BIO COMING SOON

GERMAIN RACING

Bob Germain Jr., a third-generation automobile dealer, decided to build a championship-caliber NASCAR racing team. In September of 2004, Germain's dream team entered into its first race – starting and finishing the event inside the top-five. The young team led laps in its third race and reigned victorious in its fourth. Germain Racing was crowned with its first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2006 - just 26 months after first joining the NASCAR ranks. The team earned 22 wins during the eight years of competing in the Truck Series. 

 

This early success became the foundation for the team that has gained notoriety as a true threat to win at Superspeedway events and a car that can't be ignored on road courses and even unique circuits like Martinsville Speedway and Pocono Raceway. 

 

Marketing giant and longtime motorsports sponsor GEICO joined Germain Racing in 2008. It was the team's first full season in NASCAR's XFINITY Series. Germain Racing delivered the best points finish GEICO had been part of to date and the pairing decided to take their relationship to the top. GEICO and Germain Racing joined the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2009 and Germain has competed exclusively in this premier division since 2012. 

 

Germain Racing; 218 Raceway Dr., Mooresville, NC