Phoenix International Raceway is not a track that experiences a lot of changes from the spring to the fall, but for some reason Casey Mears has been much better in March than November. He has finished on the lead lap in his last three spring races, but failed to complete the distance in the fall.
Longtime partner, GEICO, announces that they have extended their relationship with Germain Racing as the primary sponsor of the No. 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry through at least the end of the 2018 season.
Casey Mears has been consistently strong on plate tracks in recent seasons with Germain Racing; five of his last nine races ended in top-10s with another two resulting in top-15s.
Casey Mears got loose exiting turn four in the first round of qualification for the Hollywood Casino 400. He tagged the wall hard and will have to roll out a backup car.
Casey Mears posted the ninth-fastest single lap in practice with a speed of 187.715 mph. He was one of five Chevrolet drivers in the top 10.
Casey Mears has been extremely consistent at Dover International Speedway in his last four starts. These races ended between 24th and 27th and that is a good indication of where he will finish this week.
Casey Mears has improved in each of his last three New Hampshire Motor Speedway races. He was 38th last summer, 22nd in this race last year, and nearly cracked the top 15 with a 16th this July.
Casey Mears has been with Germain Racing since 2010. Today, the team announces Mears will continue to wheel the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS in 2016.
Casey Mears drove off course in turn two during the first practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. There was no visible damage, but he returned to the garage so the team could check out the undercarriage.
Fantasy players looking for a top dark horse will want to pay close attention to Casey Mears at Michigan International Speedway this week. His worst result in the past four races on this track was a 25th and he was 17th in his most recent outing.
Casey Mears is riding a four-race streak of finishing on the lead lap at Pocono Raceway and should be able to extend that to five on Sunday after qualifying 18th for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400.
Casey Mears has more momentum on plate tracks at the moment than he has ever had in his career. Five of his 11 career top-10s at Talladega and Daytona have come in the past seven races.
Casey Mears has two top-fives and four total top-10s to his credit at Texas, but none of these have come in his last 15 attempts.
On the strength of a sweep of the top 25, Casey Mears has established his team in the top 16 in points.