Friday, January 06, 2012

Germain To Ford In 2012

Germain Racing, owned by Bob Germain Jr., has announced that they will join the Ford Racing family for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team’s move to Ford means their No. 13 GEICO entry will become the No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion.

Germain explains that the move is well in line with long-term Germain family relationships. “The Germains have a long history with Ford Motor Company," said Bob Germain. "My grandfather worked with Henry Ford as an accountant and my father worked as a guide in the Henry Ford Museum. Our family currently owns and operates both Ford and Lincoln dealerships and we have many friends at Ford Motor Company. I'm excited to join the Ford Racing team."

Ford Racing has been competing for more than 110 years. That adds a significant amount of experience to Germain Racing’s seven-year tenure in the NASCAR community. The team has secured two NASCAR championships and 22 victories over the years. In 2012, the team is focused on getting top finishes with their GEICO Fusion program.

“Germain Racing is focused on getting strong results for our GEICO Fusion program. Heading into NASCAR’s first season of electronic fuel injection, we are extremely confident in the technology and engines from Roush & Yates Racing Engines that we will race this season,” said Germain, whose team has services agreements with Roush & Yates Racing Engines and Roush Fenway Racing for the coming year.

Germain Racing will again feature the talent of driver Casey Mears behind the wheel of the No. 13 GEICO Fusion entry. Mears joined Germain in 2010.


  1. Anonymous4:50 PM

    what were they driving?

  2. I love watching racing. Because I want to see different kinds of race car.

  3. Anonymous7:02 AM

    This is a good move for the 13. they were consistently mid 20s when the weren't having to s&p. In doing so, they were lucky to get scraps from MWR and second rate Toyota power from Triad. Then Toyota says they can only make 6 sets of engines this year? Not having to split resources with all the truck teams and being able to get engines, parts, and pieces from a Top team (RouschFenway in this case...) will allow Casey and Bootie the extra help to surpass the lower level teams and at least become midpack. I think Casey was correct in saying during his interview that they should be able to run Top 20 to Top 15 on a consistent basis and with a little luck a Top 10 occasionally! This should be one of the single car teams to watch in 2012. Thanks for the interviews yesterday from Bob and Casey! Great to see them finally get some air time from Sirius 90!