A veteran crew chief, Matt Borland will lead the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 team in the 2019 season. This will be his second season with Germain Racing.
Born in Michigan, Borland attended the GM Institute and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree before entering the motorsports industry. As part of Champ Car, F1 and NASCAR, Borland has worked at Pi Research, PacWest Racing, Penske Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Richard Childress before taking on the crew chief position at Germain Racing in 2018.
Over the course of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, Borland has sat on top of the pit box as crew chief for 317 races. He has 13 wins, 63 top-five finishes, 106 top-10 finishes and 39 pole awards to his record. In an impressive 2003 season, Borland won a career-high eight races as crew chief for Ryan Newman at Penske Racing. He also won the Brickyard 400 at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013 while leading Newman’s team at Stewart Haas Racing.
Outside of his leadership roles over the years, Borland has extensive experience as a design/simulation engineer. He makes time to keep this skill set current in an environment when teams and drivers must embrace race simulation as preparatory work for each weekend.
When not at the racetrack, Borland enjoys spending time with his wife, Stacy, and attending his daughters’ rodeo competitions.