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Casey Mears

Team: Biagi-DenBeste Racing-98-NXS
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/12/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 158

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Casey Mears (No. 98 GEICO Military Ford Mustang) finished ninth in Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Johnsonville 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.
He started 28th in the lineup and completed all of the 45 laps run. Mears entered 10 of the 23 NXS races so far this season and is 28th in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event. Aug 28 - 10:49 AM

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Casey Mears (No. 98 GEICO Military Ford Mustang) finished 15th in Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started 25th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Mears, who entered seven of the 16 NXS races so far this season, is currently 29th in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event.
Jul 9 - 7:58 PM

The No. 98 Fresh Form Florida Ford team looks to return to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway with Casey Mears behind the wheel.

Mears will once again fill in for the injured Aric Almirola in Saturday's XFINITY race after subbing at Pocono Raceway. As defending winners of the Daytona Firecracker 250, Biagi DenBeste Racing and Fresh From Florida are looking to repeat their 2016 victory. Mears has experience at the 2.5-mile track with 25 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts. He also has four starts in the XFINITY Series with two of those races resulting in a Top 10. Mears will look to score his first superspeedway win during the July 4th weekend.-Richard Petty Motorsports
Jun 28 - 8:51 PM

With Aric Almirola injured in a crash at Kansas Speedway, Biagi DenBeste Racing regular Casey Mears will jump behind the wheel of the No. 98 Fresh From Florida Ford Mustang this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Although this is Mears' first NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the "Tricky Triangle" he also knows how to find Richard Petty Victory Circle at the Pocono Raceway. The Bakersfield, Calif., native scored two ARCA wins in 2003. He also has experience behind the wheel in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He made 28 Monster Energy Series starts where he tallied one Top Five (fourth in 2007), three Top-10 finishes and one Pole award.-Richard Petty Motorsports
Jun 7 - 8:15 PM

Casey Mears (No. 98 Geico Military Ford Mustang) finished ninth in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond (VA) Int’l Raceway.

He started 21st in the lineup and completed all of the 254 laps run. Mears, who entered three of the eight NXS races so far this season, is currently 27th in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event.
May 1 - 1:59 PM

After announcing in February that he would run 12 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races in the No. 98 GEICO Military Ford Mustang for Biagi-DenBeste Racing, the time has come for Casey Mears to hit the track.

His first race of the 2017 season is this weekend in Fontana, CA, and the Bakersfield native will make his first laps in his new ride. Mears, a 14-year NASCAR veteran, last competed in the NXS in 2010. He has one win, 16 top-5 and 32 top-10 finishes in just 93 starts in the series. The GEICO driver also captured four pole awards, while leading 361-laps.-Player Management International
Mar 23 - 8:20 PM

NASCAR veteran Casey Mears and sponsor GEICO will partner with Biagi-DenBeste Racing for 12 races in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season.

Mears will pilot the #98 GEICO Military Ford Mustang, which will pay tribute to our nation's military and its service members. This partnership reunites a sponsor and team who previously experienced success together in the XFINITY Series from 2002 to 2006, where Biagi-DenBeste Racing handed GEICO their first NASCAR win on July 2, 2004, at the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona International Speedway. 11-years later, they are back together and looking to achieve similar results with Mears behind the wheel, beginning in Fontana, CA, on March 26th.-Player Management International
Feb 21 - 1:24 AM

Casey Mears’s best current, three-year average finish has come at Daytona International Speedway, where he has a 12.5 in six starts.

Several drivers list the restrictor-plate, superspeedway as their best, but Mears deserves attention for his consistency as well as strength. In his last six starts there, he has three top-10s (plus another at the end of 2013), two more top-15s, and if not for one bad result of 32nd in 2016’s Daytona 500, his average would be 8.6.
Jan 6 - 1:24 PM

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.

Mears had three top-15s, but two of these came on specialty tracks. He finished 12th at Watkins Glen International and Daytona International Speedway, leaving only a 14th well back in Atlanta Motor Speedway as a good showcase of what he can bring to a new ride.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Casey Mears has finished mostly in the mid- to high-20s with Germain Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In his first start with this team, Mears finished 33rd when he broke a transmission. Last year he crashed to finish 42nd. His other four results in the No. 13 ranged from 20th to 29th. That is the kind of consistency that can be planned for.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:41:00 PM

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.

Mears was not only running in his next start on this track type, but he completed all the laps at Kansas Speedway for the first time since he was running with the leaders in March at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mears finished 23rd in the Hollywood Casino 400 after starting 29th.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Casey Mears has scored one top-10 in his last 15 Talladega SuperSpeedway races.

Most of these sub-10th-place results came with his current Germain Racing team, but he finished 10th in fall 2014 after starting 19th. Mears is a solid plate racer, but without the luck to give him consistently strong numbers. Mears has finished worse than 25th in his last three attempts.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Casey Mears has finished worse than he started in his last three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track attempts.

Just as bad, these three races were worse than his previous 15 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. In those races, he finished mostly in the 20s with a high of 27th and an average of 21.2. His last three attempts on this course type ended in three 30-something results.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 10:35:00 AM

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.

Unfortunately, his worst result came this July with a 27th after starting 21st. This was the first time in four races that he failed to finish on the same lap as the leader. If Mears catches the cautions right, he should contend for the front half of the pack again. Watch him closely in practice and qualification.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 01:14:00 PM

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.

Mears is not on many radar screens at the moment. If he keeps this speed through qualification later Friday afternoon, he could be a good dark horse unless he sustains damage and costs a lot of place-differential points.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 01:33:00 PM