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Germain Racing Adds K&N Pro Series East to Competition Schedule with Germain Zach Behind the Wheel of the No. 24 Germain.com Camry Mooresville, N.C. -- March 4, 2010 -- When Germain Racing was formed in 2004, Zach Germain saw his father, Steve...

Germain Racing Adds K&N Pro Series East to Competition Schedule with Germain Zach Behind the Wheel of the No. 24 Germain.com Camry

Mooresville, N.C. -- March 4, 2010 -- When Germain Racing was formed in 2004, Zach Germain saw his father, Steve Germain, and uncles Bob and Rick embark on an exciting adventure. He traveled to different NASCAR race tracks and enjoyed cheering for the family's successful race team. All the while, Zach Germain remained focused on his studies at Miami University and on preparing to be a part of the other family business...the top-25 automotive retail network Germain Motor Company.

"With automotive sales being our family business, I've been around a lot of cars in my life and I always thought that cars would be my life--I just didn't know they would be race cars," said the 25 year-old Columbus, OH, native, who began racing four years ago.

Zach Germain completed his Bachelor's studies at Miami University and decided to slide behind the wheel of a race car just to see if it was as fun as it looked.

"When I got the urge to race, it couldn't have been a better situation. The guys at Germain Racing were behind me from the start. Todd Bodine and Mike Hillman Sr. insisted I have safe equipment and they kept an open line of communication with me from when I started in a Legends car through my move to a super late model. To drive for Germain Racing is an opportunity that many veteran race drivers never get so to say I'm thrilled is a huge understatement," explained Germain.

Germain comes into the driver's seat at Germain Racing with a studious attitude and complete commitment to the team effort behind the No. 24 Germain.com Camry.

"I've been working at the race shop every day with our crew. The overall process of getting the race cars ready to go to the track is unbelievable. It's hard to imagine it without actually being in the race shop with the guys. I have learned so much since we kicked off this program," explained Germain, who has been building crush panels, working on his car's interior and even assembling the team's tool box.

Germain will work with crew chief Mike Abner under close supervision from general manager Mike Hillman Sr.

"Steve (Germain) sent Zach to us and told us not to give him any special treatment. He wanted Zach to be 'one of the guys' here at the shop and to learn all he can about driving his race car. Zach has done all of that on his own," explained Hillman. "Mike Abner and the crew will be sure Zach is driving the best race car in the field, but Zach has really embraced working with the crew and he's shown that he learns very fast and can adapt really well to changes in the car."

Clearly the goal for the No. 24 Germain.com Camry team is to get the most experience possible -- which means completing as many laps of racing as possible.

"We want to complete every lap this year. That's not an easy goal, but it's one we can achieve. Of course I really want to win and I know our No. 24 Germain.com Camry will be capable of that, but the goal this season is getting seat time," said Germain.

Germain Racing will field the No. 24 Germain.com Camry for the entire K&N Pro Series East season, possibly adding K&N Pro Series West and late model races to the schedule.

-source: germain racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Todd Bodine , Zach Germain
Teams Germain Racing