Casey Mears may well have been the best value in most fantasy games with his sixth-place finish in the Daytona 500. Moderately priced in cap games and overlooked in others, he nonetheless has one of the best current Daytona streaks.
Casey Mears was another driver who recorded his best Sprint Unlimited result on Saturday night. He finished fourth behind Matt Kenseth. Martin Truex Jr., and Carl Edwards.
Casey Mears should be one of the drivers considered each time NASCAR visits the specialty tracks. Three of his four attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways and both road course races ended in the top-15s last year.
Casey Mears will join the 25-car Sprint Unlimited next week, a team spokesperson confirmed Friday.
Casey Mears enters the Ford EcoBoost 400 with three 20-something finishes in his last three Homestead starts. He was 26th in 2011, 29th in 2012, and 28th in 2013—all with his current team.
Casey Mears kept his perfect streak of top-15s on restrictor-plate, superspeedways alive with a 10th-place finish in the Geico 500.
Casey Mears has been an exceptional value on plate tracks this season. In his three starts at Talladega and Daytona, he has a perfect record of top-15s, which he shares with only two other drivers: Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon.
Casey Mears has scored six results in the 20s in six races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. His best result was a 20th in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky and his worst was a pair of 28ths at Vegas and Texas.
Richmond was the best short track in 2014 for Casey Mears. He finished 19th in the Toyota Owners 400.
Casey Mears has been a consistently solid performer on unrestricted, intermediate speedways in 2014. Six of eight races on similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks have ended in results of 26th or better.
Casey Mears became the third driver to slap the wall in the first session of qualification. Like Almirola’s No. 43, his No. 13 may require a backup.
Casey Mears may very well be the top dark horse at the Glen. His last five road course races have all ended in results of 16th or better.
Casey Mears finished in the 30s in his last two flat track races after scoring a worst result of 24th in his four previous attempts on this course type.
Finishing 38th at New Hampshire, Casey Mears suffered his worst flat track finish of the year. His previous four attempts on this track type ended in a 14th at Phoenix, 24th at Martinsville, 19th at Richmond, and 23rd at Pocono.