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Matt Borland Named Crew Chief for Ty Dillon in 2018

Germain Racing named veteran crew chief Matt Borland as Ty Dillon‘s crew chief for the 2018 season on Monday.

Borland will take over the role that Robert “Bootie” Barker had nailed down for the past eight seasons with the organization leading drivers Max Papis, Casey Mears and Dillon.

According to the team’s press release, Borland has signed on for a multi-year deal, after sitting atop the pit box for Paul Menard in 2017.

“Matt Borland brings a varied skill set to our No. 13 program,” team owner, Bob Germain Jr. said in the 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.”

In 281 career races as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Borland has 13 victories, all coming with Ryan Newman. He has led his drivers to 63 top-five finishes and 105 top 10s.

Dillon is entering his sophomore season in the Cup Series, finishing 24th in the 2017 championship standings. The No. 13 team had a pair off 11th-place finishes, coming at Talladega Superspeedway and Phoenix Raceway during the playoffs.

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