UNDAUNTED MEARS 23RD AT FONTANA
AFTER LATE-RACE CONTACT

Player Management International Media Release

Fontana, CA (March 22, 2015) – The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is off to an exciting start for Casey Mears and Germain Racing.  Aside from creating significant buzz, the GEICO team has turned in strong finishes and sat 12th in the point standings as they looked for another solid performance in Fontana, CA, this weekend.

Friday got off to a slow start when Mears was 30th in the weekend’s opening practice session before later qualifying 37th.  Saturday, however, told a different tale.  The Germain Racing team entered practice seemingly unshaken and, after making subtle adjustments to the setup of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS, Mears shot to the top of the speed charts and ended up 10th fastest in the morning session and fourth in the final practice.  With marked improvement behind them, the GEICO team departed the track on Saturday confident that the changes that were made would manifest themselves in the way of speed once the race went green on Sunday.  (complete release)


TOP-20 FINISH FOR MEARS AND THE GEICO TEAM AT PHOENIX

Player Management International Media Release

Avondale, AZ (March 15, 2015) – Three races were in the books in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when Casey Mears arrived at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.  Germain Racing was looking to continue making gains in the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS.

Practice got underway on Friday afternoon and Mears found himself battling a loose condition in the weekend’s opening session.  The Sprint Cup Series was armed with a new tire that was significantly different than the tire previously used at the one-mile oval, which presented its challenges.  At the conclusion of practice, Mears sat in the 22nd position before later qualifying 24th for Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500. 

Bright sunshine and heated temperatures blanketed the Phoenix area on race day, creating the perfect setting for the door-to-door battles that would occur over 312-miles of racing.  Mears started from the 24th position, but moved the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS to 17th on the opening lap, remaining strong until the second caution flag of the day waved on lap 14.  Mears radioed to crew chief, Bootie Barker, “I’m a little bit tight center.”  He then brought his GEICO Chevy to the attention of his Germain Racing pit crew, who quickly provided him with four fresh tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment.  Mears’ pit crew would be on-point during the race, picking up positions on pit road more often than not.  Given that he was one of just a few cars that pitted, he would restart 29th on lap 19.(complete release)


MEARS DEPARTS VEGAS WITH
TOP-25 FINISH AND TOP-10 POINTS POSITION

Player Management International Media Release

Las Vegas, NV (March 8, 2015) The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is off to a hot start for Casey Mears and Germain Racing.  After a strong finish at the high-speed mile and a half track in Atlanta, the GEICO team looked to Las Vegas as an opportunity to provide affirmation of the improvement of their intermediate program.  They aimed to conquer Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a facility that has left them frustrated in seasons past. 

A year ago in Las Vegas, Mears and the GEICO team were 26th in the opening practice session and qualified 30th.  This weekend saw the tables turn when Mears was 19th in the first practice and qualified 17th on Friday.  He went on to pilot the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS to the top of the charts in final practice on Saturday, where he finished up third fastest, turning heads in the NASCAR garage. (complete release)