When 2011 ended Germain Racing knew they were facing a switch of manufacturers. On Friday owner Bob Germain announced that the organization will field Fords for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Casey Mears in 2012.
Germain has won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles with Todd Bodine and a total of 22 races in that series.
“The Germains have a long history with Ford Motor Co.,” Germain said. “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.”
Germain Racing will again receive sponsorship dollars from Geico and has agreements in place to purchase engines from Roush Yates Engines.
After failing to make the Daytona 500, Mears was able to qualify the #13 car for the 35 races during the 2011 season. Their best finish was 12th place run at Martinsville.
From the look of their website, the lack of any announcements and the fact that Brendan Gaughan is now with RCR leads me to believe that Germain has completly closed the truck teams. This is a sad end to one of the better Truck teams over the last few years.
[W]hile Bob Germain will go to Daytona next month excited about being in the Daytona 500, it could be a painful Friday night.
“I’ll probably sit there watching the truck race and trying to figure out why we’re not racing in the truck race,” Germain said. “It was a decision that we made. I feel good about it. … It was a tough process to go through but we knew it was something we had to do.”
why is there a picture with a toyota if the post is about ford ?
This article was written before the #13 car had run any races as a Ford.