Germain Racing named a new crew chief for driver Ty Dillon for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. A few weeks ago, the team revealed that they let go of former crew chief Bootie Barker.
Now, Dillon and his No. 13 Chevrolet has a new guy calling the shots.
Germain, announced on Monday that Matt Borland will be Dillon’s crew chief for the upcoming season and beyond. Borland, previously with Paul Menard with Richard Childress Racing, will move over from RCR to their satellite team in Germain.
Dillon, is Richard Childress’ grandson and it would make sense with Menard departing for the Wood Brothers for next season and his No. 27 Chevrolet being open still, to move a veteran crew chief of 13 years over to Germain.
Basically think of Germain as the equivalent to RCR that Furniture Row Racing is to Joe Gibbs Racing.
Dillon, 25, finished 24th in the final Cup standings as a rookie in 2017 with a best finish of 11th at both Talladega and Phoenix. Both were also in the playoffs too.
Also, Dillon signed a “multi-year” extension with the team a few months ago, so he and Borland are now tied together and hoping for immediate results in February’s Daytona 500.