MEARS BEATS THE HEAT AND
HUSTLES TO 23RD PLACE FINISH AT CHARLOTTE

Player Management International Media Release

CONCORD, N.C. (May 24, 2015) – Every season when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600, Casey Mears and the GEICO Racing team know perseverance will be required in order to complete the longest event of the season. Tapping in at 400 laps, 600 miles, Sunday night’s race proved to be challenging for both the driver and crew.

On Thursday, the team arrived at the track with a new racecar, which initially proved challenging.  They finished up practice in the 29th position and went on to qualify 34th for Sunday night’s race.  However, when the team returned to the track with the No. 13 GEICO Military Chevrolet on Saturday, the tune had changed and Mears ended up 19th and 12th on the respective speed charts. (complete release)


CASEY MEARS EARNS TOP-10 FINISH IN SPRINT SHOWDOWN AT CHARLOTTE

Player Management International Media Release

CONCORD, N.C. (May 15, 2015) – Every season during the month of May, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series descends on Charlotte Motor Speedway for two weeks of racing action, with the Sprint All-Star Race kicking off the festivities. For those teams not locked into the non-points-paying event, including Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Military Chevrolet team, the Sprint Showdown provides one last chance to make the big show.

After advancing to the second and final round of group qualifying, Mears rolled off from the ninth starting position. During the opening caution-free 20-lap segment, the Bakersfield, Calif. native reported to Crew Chief Bootie Barker the splitter was hitting the ground very hard on entry. When the halfway break yellow flag was shown on lap 20, Barker brought Mears to pit road for four tires, fuel, packer and air pressure adjustments. (complete release)


LAST LAP CRASH SPOILS TOP-10 DAY FOR MEARS AT TALLADEGA

Player Management International Media Release

Talladega, AL (May 3, 2015) – When GEICO’s marquis NASCAR event got underway in Alabama over the weekend, Casey Mears and Germain Racing eagerly anticipated the opportunity to return to a track where they’ve experienced considerable success over the years.  Mears is a restrictor plate specialist of sorts and always welcomes the opportunity to visit the superspeedways.

On Friday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took to Talladega Superspeedway for GEICO 500 practice, where Mears sped to the top of the speed charts and ended up ninth fastest in the final session.  Qualifying saw him pedal the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS around the 2.66-mile high-banked oval in just 49.245-seconds, at a speed of 194.456-miles per hour, landing him 11th on Sunday’s starting grid.

It was a chamber of commerce kind of day when Mears took to the starting grid for Sunday’s GEICO 500.  A full house was on-hand to watch 43 drivers do battle in close quarters.  Rolling off from the 11th position, Mears immediately moved the No. 13 GEICO Chevy into the top-10 on the opening lap.  He was riding solidly in the top-15 before deciding to drop back to 28th after finding the cars around him acting squirrely.  His intuition paid off because just a few laps later, on lap 47, Trevor Bayne spun and caused a 15-car crash that ultimately resulted in the waving of the red flag.  Had Mears remained in the lead pack, he would have surely been collected. (complete release)