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Casey Mears |

Team: Germain Racing-13
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/12/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 158

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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

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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

Richmond was the best short track in 2014 for Casey Mears. He finished 19th in the Toyota Owners 400.

Mears’ other three short track attempts ended in a 27th and 26th at Bristol, plus a 24th on the other flat track of Martinsville. Players should look for a result in the high teens or low 20s this week and plan accordingly.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:02:00 PM

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.

That will not make Mears an anchor to any roster, but he could provide a good value as the final selection if he fits a fantasy players’ budget. His latest two races on this track type at Kentucky and Michigan ended in top-20s with a best of 17th in the Pure Michigan 400.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:21:00 PM

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.

Mears was not particularly fast in practice and was looking for more speed in time trials. It is difficult to imagine him as one of the Irwin Tools Night Race’s dark horses.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 05:55:00 PM

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.

Mears has quietly scored those results, which actually improves his value in most fantasy games because he will not be on the competition’s radar screen. Mears will outperform nearly every salary cap and if a player needs to roll the dice, he could even be a decent value in Yahoo!’s Group B.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:25:00 AM

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.

Mears’ 23rd in the Pocono 400 was not overly strong, but he also has results of 14th at Phoenix and 19th at Richmond to make him a driver to watch. Without momentum on his side following a 38th in the Crown Royal 400, however, he will be of minimal use to fantasy owners this week.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:20:00 PM

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.

Mears’ record works out to a 20th-place average finish, which could make him a good choice for fantasy players if he fits into one of the last niches on their roster.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 09:50:00 AM