Matt Borland will be Ty Dillon’s crew chief next season.
Germain Racing made the announcement Monday, a few weeks after it was revealed Robert ‘Bootie’ Barker would not return to the No. 13 team. Dillon and Barker finished 24th in their first season together, Dillon’s rookie year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Borland will start immediately with the team after signing a multi-year agreement.
“Matt Borland brings a varied skill set to our No. 13 program,” said team owner Bob German in a team release. “With his engineering skills and veteran leadership, we are looking forward to continued improvements in our team results as we move into the new season and beyond.”
This past season Borland served as the crew chief for Paul Menard at Richard Childress Racing, the technical partner of Germain Racing. Borland is a veteran in the NASCAR garage. In addition to being an experienced crew chief, Borland also spent time at Stewart-Haas Racing as the vice president of technology.
In 281 starts as a crew chief in the Cup Series, Borland has 13 career wins. All of which came while Borland worked with Ryan Newman (2002-2006, 2013).
Germain Racing has been in the process of rebuilding for next year through the crew chief move and announcing it will be changing its technical director and engineer. Those two positions have not yet been announced.