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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 qualified 34th with a lap of 180.792 mph for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard, which will mark the fifth time in his career that he starts 30th or worse at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
With Free Passes and Wave Arounds it is easy to stay on the lead lap, which is something Mears did three times in his four previous attempts from the back. Mears could be an excellent dark horse this week, but he has not shown enough in practice to make him a must-have. Jul 23 - 3:03 PM

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Casey Mears finished 35th in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, 31st at Martinsville Speedway, 29th at Richmond International Raceway, and 24th at Pocono Raceway. That steady improvement in four flat track races this season makes him one to watch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Pocono was the first time this year that Mears finished better than he started, however, so fantasy owners will want to pay close attention to how he practices and qualifies. If he starts outside the top 30, he should be avoided.
Jul 14 - 12:08 PM

Casey Mears has finished in the 30s in his last three restrictor-plate, superspeedway races with a 31st at Talladega SuperSpeedway last fall, a 32nd at Daytona International Speedway this spring, and a 33rd at ‘Dega in May.

Mears finished one lap off the pace in two of those events and was slowed by crash damage in another. The last time he went the distance on a plate track was at Daytona in this race last year and he nearly cracked the top 10 with an 11th.
Jul 1 - 12:44 PM

Casey Mears finished 17th in summer 2014 and was 13th last spring at Michigan International Speedway. He was unable to back that up last August, however, due to an overheating problem.

Mears has not been a great value very often this year, but he has shown promise and he is rightly priced in most salary cap games. He should be watched in practice and started if the fits the final niche on one’s roster.
Jun 9 - 12:41 AM

Casey Mears has earned two top-20s in the first 12 races of this season. That has not been much of a benefit to fantasy owners recently, however, because both of them came in the first five weeks.

Mears came out of the gates relatively strong with a 14th at Atlanta Motor Speedway and a 17th at Auto Club Speedway. He has only one top-25 in his last seven attempts, however, and that was a 21st at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago.
May 25 - 8:21 PM

Casey Mears should finish about 25th this week if his 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s session is representative. In that session, he logged the 13th-quickest lap among 20 drivers, which puts him just below the halfway point.

With an average finish of 23.3 in 26 starts and his last five Dover efforts landing between 24th and 27th, it is a safe bet that is the range in which he will finish this week.
May 14 - 12:15 PM

For Casey Mears, consistency on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks has been a key factor in the past two seasons. All but two of his last 13 attempts on this course type dating back to the beginning of 2015 have ended in top-25s.

Mears has been a little less consistent at Kansas Speedway, however. In his last six races there, he has finished worse than 25th three times and scored two results on the cusp of 20th. If he practices well and fits the right salary cap niche he could be a good value, but he will be a race day decision.
May 3 - 5:01 PM

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

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 Bayne.-NASCAR.com
Jan 11 - 8:14 PM