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Germain Racing exploring options for 2021, including sale

NASCAR Cup Series Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – MAY 31: Ty Dillon, driver of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet, pits after a spin impact during the NASCAR Cup Series Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 31, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Germain Racing says owner Bob Germain is contemplating a sale of the team as the team considers possible plans for 2021.

“At this time, anything is on the table,” the team said regarding their status for next season. “Germain Racing does not have a signed sponsorship contract for 2021 and Bob Germain is exploring conversations for a potential sale.”

Bob Pockrass first reported Germain Racing’s statement.

GEICO’s sponsorship deal with the team ends after this season. The sponsorship evolved from 2008 in the Xfinity Series. GEICO is one of NASCAR’s Premier Partners, joining Busch Beer, Coca-Cola and Xfinity.

Germain Racing debuted in the Cup Series in 2009 with Max Papis running a partial schedule. In 2010, Papis and Casey Mears ran a majority of the season. Ty Dillon joined the team in 2017. His best career finish is fourth at the July 2019 Daytona race with the team. Dillon is 27th in points this season entering Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Germain Racing has a Cup Series charter.

— Information from NBC Sports was used in this report.

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