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Team: Germain Racing-13
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/12/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 158

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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.
While nothing is predictive on plate tracks, top-10 streaks are certainly a better sign than long-standing results outside the top 20. Mears enters the weekend with three consecutive top-10s to his credit at Talladega SuperSpeedway and Daytona International Speedway combined including a 10th in last fall’s Geico 500. May 1 - 1:52 PM

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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.

In that span of races, Mears has run for some powerhouse organizations including Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing, so fantasy owners are within their rights to be a little concerned about his odds this week. Last year Mears finished 28th in the spring and was 18th in the fall.
Apr 10 - 2:24 PM

On the strength of a sweep of the top 25, Casey Mears has established his team in the top 16 in points.

Mears had one of his best finishes this season at Martinsville when he scored his third top-15 in 2015, but even stronger runs by David Ragan and Denny Hamlin actually dropped him from 12th to 14th in the standings. Mears could use that as a catalyst to improve further and aim for another top-10. He finished sixth in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Apr 4 - 10:52 AM

Casey Mears broke a transmission in the second round of qualification and will roll off the grid 24th. He will need to change his drive train, however, and that will drop him to the back of the pack.

It does not take long for drivers to get lapped on the 0.526-mile track. Mears has to be considered a long shot to even finish in the top 20.
Mar 27 - 6:59 PM

Casey Mears failed to find much speed on Friday and was forced to take a provisional to start the Auto Club 400. He will roll off the grid 37th on Sunday.

In his last two starts on this track Mears started 11th in 2013 and 31st in 2014. If he can find some speed in Saturday’s practice, he could still be regarded as a potentially good pick in most games—especially ones that award place differential points.
Mar 21 - 10:24 AM

Casey Mears brings a four-race streak of 20-something finishes to Las Vegas. All of these starts came with Germain Racing and his best result was a 25th in 2011.

Fantasy players looking for a sleeper should note that Mears has never qualified in the top 25 with his current team until this weekend. Mears rolls off the grid 17th and has momentum from the first two weeks.
Mar 7 - 11:57 AM

Casey Mears earned eight results in the 20s during last year’s 10 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. The only time he failed to finish in that range was during the last two races; he was 31st at Charlotte and 18th at Texas.

His average finish on this track type was 25.1, which is about where fantasy owners can expect him to run again this week. If he fits a niche on a fantasy roster, he should be predictable.
Feb 26 - 10:26 AM

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.

That was Mears’ fourth consecutive top-10 on this track after sweeping that mark in 2014. Last year, his best result was a fourth in the Coke Zero 400. He was also stout at Talladega last year with a sweep of the top 15.
Feb 22 - 7:13 PM

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.

Mears’ previous best finish in this exhibition race was a sixth in 2008. He is one of the better restrictor-plate racers and he often flies under the radar.
Feb 14 - 10:57 PM

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.

Fantasy players have the added bonus of not having to worry very much if they leave him on the roster following these events. In 2014 Mears scored top-20s in nearly half of his starts, so he continued to earn on most track types.
Feb 9 - 1:12 PM

Casey Mears will join the 25-car Sprint Unlimited next week, a team spokesperson confirmed Friday.

The Germain Racing driver will be the third competitor to be added to fill the field. Brian Vickers, Brian Scott and AJ Allmendinger each were eligible for the event but those teams have pulled out. That’s allowed Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Mears to join the field. The 75-lap exhibition race, which will be held Feb. 14 at Daytona International Speedway, will have an expanded field this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 6 - 3:42 PM

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.

Mears could finish in the top-20 with a little luck this week, however; two weeks ago he finished 18th in the AAA Texas 500 after starting 38th. He rolls off the grid 29th for Sunday’s race.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Casey Mears kept his perfect streak of top-15s on restrictor-plate, superspeedways alive with a 10th-place finish in the Geico 500.

Three of these strong runs were top-10s, which made him one of the best values at his salary cap level in most games. He also has earned five other top-15s. One of these came at Phoenix this spring. He could be a great dark horse in two weeks on that same track.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:20:00 AM

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.

Mears is the driver most likely to fly under the radar screen this week of the three with top-15 streaks. As such, he makes a great differentiator on one’s roster and could help win this week’s fantasy contest.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:46:00 AM

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.

Consistency allows fantasy owners to plan. Expect a result in the 25th-place range and place Mears on the roster if he fits the final niche.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:00:00 PM