Germain Racing has a new address. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team is moving from Mooresville, North Carolina to Welcome, NC for 2019 and beyond. The reason for the move is simple – to be closer to Richard Childress Racing.
In 2014, Germain switched from Ford power to Chevrolet and in doing so, started a technical alliance with RCR in the process. While the team has certainly made some gains over the years, they have since stalled out.
Ty Dillon, Richard Childress’ grandson, took over the No. 13 Chevrolet in 2017. He’s finished 25th in the final standings as a rookie in 2017 and 27th this past year. Casey Mears had them 26th, 26th, 23rd and 29th respectively from 2013 through 2016.
With Dillon signed on for the new few years with Germain, why not make that car an extension of RCR, kind of the way Furniture Row Racing was with Joe Gibbs Racing.
RCR has an alliance also with Richard Petty Motorsports as RPM moved from their old shop into a new one at RCR last year, but they lost the alliance with Leavine Family Racing at the end of 2018. The resources from LFR can now go into a team like Germain to give them even more for 2019.
“We are committed to our technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing,” says team owner Bob Germain. “As we prepare for this upcoming season of competition, it is logistically beneficial to be closer to their headquarters. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationships with our alliance teammates in order to advance our engineering strategies and improve on-track performance. This is an exciting move for our team and partners, and I know it will be a valuable one for our overall race program.”