Richard Childress Racing and Germain Racing have agreed to form a technical alliance in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, beginning with the 2014 season.
The partnership includes technology sharing, engineering, research and development provided to Germain Racing as they switch their No. 13 GEICO Cup Series cars to Chevrolet next season. The partnership also includes Germain Racing utilizing the highly reliable and powerful engines of ECR Engines.
This will also be a homecoming of sorts for the team's driver, Casey Mears, as he drove for RCR in 2009.
"We are very pleased to have a team like Germain Racing become our partner," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "Bob (Germain) and his team have been very committed to this sport and worked hard to improve every year.
"We have worked with Casey before and he's a very talented driver. We look forward to working with him and his crew chief Bootie Barker."
Located in Mooresville, N.C., Germain began competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2004, and won championships in both 2006 and 2010. They entered the Nationwide Series in 2007, making 113 starts through the end of 2011. Their full-time Sprint Cup Series endeavors began in 2009.
"Richard Childress and RCR have an extremely competitive program with a long history of winning races and championships," said Bob Germain, Jr., team owner. "They have great people and tremendous resources which will allow us to continue to improve our GEICO team's performance in 2014 and beyond."