NASCAR veteran Casey Mears and sponsor GEICO will partner with Biagi-DenBeste Racing for 12 races in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season.
Casey Mears’s best current, three-year average finish has come at Daytona International Speedway, where he has a 12.5 in six starts.
Casey Mears earned only six top-20s in 36 races last year, which could hinder his job search for 2017; the No. 13 will be turned over to Ty Dillon.
Casey Mears has finished mostly in the mid- to high-20s with Germain Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Casey Mears had been running at the end of 34 consecutive races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks until he crashed and failed to finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway this October.
Casey Mears has scored one top-10 in his last 15 Talladega SuperSpeedway races.
Casey Mears has finished worse than he started in his last three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track attempts.
Casey Mears has scored three top-25 finishes in his last four New Hampshire Motor Speedway starts with an average finish of 20.75 in that span.
Casey Mears posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway with a speed of 120.557 mph.
Casey Mears is ready to put his last two Michigan International Speedway races behind him. He experienced an overheating problem last August to finish 42nd and crash damage this June cost him 11 laps. He crossed under the checkers 32nd in the FireKeepers Casino 400.
Casey Mears finished between 23rd and 27th in four of his last five attempts at Bristol Motor Speedway. The only time he failed to finish that well was in April 2015 because of crash damage, but he qualified 27th that afternoon.
Casey Mears finished 12th in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, which tied his season-best finish. He was also 12th in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Casey Mears posted a lap of 176.478 mph in qualification and will line up 20th on the Pennsylvania 400 grid at Pocono Raceway.
Casey Mears qualified 34th with a lap of 180.792 mph for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard, which will mark the fifth time in his career that he starts 30th or worse at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.