(AP) Richard Childress Racing has formed a technical alliance with Germain Racing that will begin next season.
Germain Racing will lease ECR Engines as part of the deal and switch from Ford to Chevrolet in 2014.
The partnership includes technology sharing, engineering and research and development for Germain.
Casey Mears and sponsor Geico are locked in at Germain through 2015. Mears is a former RCR driver.
This is the second technical alliance for RCR, which already has one with Furniture Row Racing. The team also could lock down a partnership with JTG Daugherty Racing, which would shift from Toyota to Chevrolet if the organization aligns with RCR.