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Casey Mears

Team: Germain Racing-13
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/12/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 158

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Casey Mears’ last two plate races have been disappointing with a 31st last fall at Talladega SuperSpeedway and a 32nd in this year’s Daytona 500, but seven of his last 11 attempts on the big tracks ended in top-15 finishes.
Five of these were top-10s and while it is difficult to predict who is going to run well on this track type, that kind of consistency with a mid-range driver is impressive. Roll the dice and put him on your roster. Mears will probably finish somewhere in the teens. Apr 26 - 1:11 PM

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Casey Mears posted the third-quickest average speed in practice for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. His top speed of 124.440 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.

Mears is modestly priced in most salary caps. In der to take a more than two high-priced drivers fantasy owners will have to take a few risks. Mears is worth the gamble.
Apr 16 - 11:39 AM

Casey Mears has a pair of top-20s in the first five races this season and both of them came on unrestricted, intermediate speedways. He was 14th at Atlanta Motor Speedway and 17th at Auto Club Speedway.

Since the majority of NASCAR’s schedule is contested on the similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks, Mears rightfully has fantasy owners’ attention. His worst result on this track type was a 23rd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which gives him a manageable downside and could get him on a few rosters at Texas Motor Speedway in a couple of weeks.
Mar 25 - 2:47 PM

Jimmie Johnson (with a 10-lap average of 192.515), Chris Buescher (189.363), and Casey Mears (189.325) were the only three drivers to make long runs in Friday morning’s practice session.

Buescher needed the track time as a rookie. Johnson needed a long run in his backup car. Mears apparently just wanted to get some more experience before the 500.
Feb 19 - 1:27 PM

Kurt Busch spun in a single-car crash with a handful of laps remaining, but NASCAR did not throw a caution. Meanwhile in an unrelated incident, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards triggered a multi-car accident that also collected Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, and Casey Mears.

At this stage of the race no one will lift and Mears was part of the catalyst for the wreck. The field is shrinking and the race will go into overtime. Edwards ultimately took responsibility for the accident.
Feb 13 - 10:07 PM

Germain Racing will enter the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS in Saturday night's 75-lap Sprint Unlimited.

Casey Mears wheeled the GEICO Chevy to a fourth-place finish last February in the team's first-ever appearance in the pre-season, exhibition race. "With no testing in the off season it's great to knock the cobwebs off and get a feel for what we will need in the 500," said Mears who will be making his fourth Sprint Cup Series career start in the Sprint Unlimited.As it did last year, chassis 387 will serve as the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS for Mears. The car was formerly the primary chassis for superspeedway races before being moved to the Sprint Unlimited duties in 2015.-Player Management International
Feb 11 - 8:28 PM

Casey Mears has earned 11 top-10 finishes in 50 starts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways, which is an average of 22 percent. He also has a pair of top-five results that includes a runner-up finish in the 2006 Daytona 500.

His poor results have been bad enough to rank him 20th on the list of active drivers on this track type, however, with a relatively modest result of 21.8. If he fits the final niche on one’s roster, he could be worth the roll of the dice.
Feb 5 - 11:44 AM

NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The non-points event will be split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments. The 25 eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) drivers include the 2015 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Sprint Unlimited race winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2015. All 16 drivers from the 2015 Chase are also eligible for the race, and any remaining open positions are filled based on 2015 NSCS driver points. If an eligible driver does not enter the race (such as Jeff Gordon-retired), the open position will be filled based on 2015 NSCS points. Eligible Provisional Drivers: Casey Mears, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Sam Hornish Jr., David Ragan and Trevor
Jan 11 - 8:14 PM

Casey Mears scored a worst finish of 31st in races in which he did not have any mechanical or physical incidents. In 36 starts, he failed to finish four times: twice for accidents, once with an overheating problem, and once with a broken rear axle.

Mears’ average finish of 23.1 placed him fairly well in the middle of the pack and he was a good value in games when he was priced right or when fantasy owners made the right deduction of how his practice would translate to race speed.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Casey Mears (13 GEICO Chevrolet SS) was credited with a 42nd place DNF in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Germain Racing driver started 27th in the lineup and completed 104 laps of the 267-lap event before exiting the race (Accident). Mears, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored one top-10 and closed out the season 23rd in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:45:00 PM

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.

Fantasy owners should not be fooled by his 20th-place finish this spring or his 14th in the two previous editions of that race. Leave him in the garage unless he is exceptional in practice.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:46:00 AM

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.

GEICO is wrapping up their 15th season as a team sponsor and their eighth with Germain Racing. Along with the sponsorship extension comes a new primary paint scheme, as well as new GEICO Military livery that will appear at select races during the season. Additionally, Germain Racing and driver Casey Mears have agreed to a three-year extension that will continue Mears' status as the driver of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS through the 2018 racing season.-Player Management International
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 07:58:00 PM

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.

That gives Mears a batting average of 0.777 in regard to top-15s on this track type. While no one is immune from trouble on the plate tracks, the more one stays out of accidents, the less likely they are to get into another.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:42:00 PM

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.

At the time Mears was one of the four slowest drivers so he is not going to have to go very far to find the back of the field on Sunday.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 06:30:00 PM

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.

In recent events, Mears has been better in the spring race than in the fall, but this fast speed could predict a turnaround. He is cheap enough in most salary cap games to encourage fantasy players to take a risk and a finish in the mid-20s is possible. That makes him an acceptable value.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 08:54:00 PM