BROKEN AXLE ENDS FAST WEEKEND
FOR MEARS AT SONOMA

Player Management International Media Release

Sonoma, CA (June 28, 2015) – Visiting Sonoma, CA, is a welcomed race weekend for all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors.  Aside from the opportunity to taste many of the world’s best wines, Sonoma Raceway offers some of America’s most coveted views, as NASCAR took to the track for its first road course race of the 2015 season.  It is also a venue at which Casey Mears and Germain Racing have grown accustomed to speed and success.  This weekend once again saw the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS flying around the Sonoma countryside and sitting at the top of the track’s speed charts.

When Mears took to the 1.99-mile road course for practice on Friday, he did it quickly.  After being the 11th fastest car in the weekend’s final practice session, he turned around on Saturday and out-hustled the bulk of the Sprint Cup Series field in qualifying after navigating the course in just 74.966-seconds.  His effort placed the GEICO Chevy on the outside of row four, in the eighth position, on Sunday’s Save Mart 350 starting grid. (complete release)


BIG MOVER MEARS COLLECTS 14 POSITIONS
TO FINISH 13TH IN MICHIGAN

Germain Racing Press Release 

Brooklyn, MI (06/14/2015) Neither rainy days nor Mondays will be getting the Germain Racing team down this week. Monday kicks off a week free of racing for the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS and Casey Mears.  Heading into the break, the organization has a lot to be proud of after leaving Pocono with a 16th place finish and scoring another top result at a rain-soaked Michigan.

The “Quicken Loans 400” weekend at Michigan International Speedway was repeatedly interrupted by rain, but none of the cloud cover seemed to dim the spirits in the No. 13 garage area. Mears posted solid practice times of 21st, 18th and 23rd, and qualified 27th for Sunday’s 200-lap event. (complete release)


MEARS TAMES THE TRIANGLE AND
FINISHES TOP-16 AT POCONO

Player Management International Media Release

Long Pond, PA (June 7, 2015) – Dover’s Monster Mile left Casey Mears and Germain Racing heartbroken after snatching a top-20 finish from their grasp after two flat tires in the final eight laps dashed their hopes.  Armed with a short-term memory, the GEICO team arrived in Long Pond, PA, looking for redemption at the track dubbed the Tricky Triangle. 

Mears wasted little time getting comfortable when practice got underway on Friday.  Despite having to battle the much discussed heavy bumps in the tunnel turn, he posted the 14th quickest practice time and then aimed to top his 2014 qualifying result of 25th.  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying saw the Bakersfield, CA, native advance to the second round before pedaling the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in a prompt 51.232-seconds, at a speed of 175.671 miles per hour.  His hustle landed him 18th on Sunday’s starting grid and topped his June 2014 effort by five positions. (complete release)