Posts tagged: Casey Mears

Apr 22 2009

Earnhardt and Mears on Probation

Yesterday, Nascar announced that they have penalized Dale Earnhardt Jr and Casey Mears for their extra curricular activities after the Subway 500 Saturday night. Casey Mears caused Dale Earnhardt Jr. to spin out, there was definitely some contact, but, as you can see in the video below, Jr. was loose well before that. Still, Dale was upset with him and spun Casey out on the cool down lap, and Casey then drove around some cars to show Dale his displeasure with him.

Nascar has placed both of them on probation for six races beginning this weekend in Talladega, for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock-car racing; hitting another competitor’s car after the race had concluded) of the 2009 NASCAR rule book. We know Dale won’t do anything there as he is always one of the top threats to win there and will certainly not want to take any chances on being removed from the race.

Jul 14 2007

Casey Mears Continues Roll, Gets Pole in Chicago

Casey Mears continues his run this past month or so, grabbing the pole for this year’s race in Chicago, the USG Sheetrock 400. Mears bumped Martin Truex Jr. late, on what would have been his first career pole, Ryan Newman, who said there is already a second groove out there, qualified third, Mark Martin qualified fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified in the fifth position.

It was Mears’ third career pole, and the latest in a series of benchmarks that indicate improvement for the 29-year-old nephew of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears.

Mears joined the elite Hendrick Motorsports team this year and won his first career race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May.

And Mears said he got a little boost in qualifying on Friday when a cloud floated over Turns 3 and 4 during his lap to cool off the track and make it slightly less slippery.

Can one cloud really help a driver go faster in qualifying?

“Whether it’s in my head or there’s grip on the track, I always go faster when there’s a cloud out,” Mears said. Source: Surging Mears edges Truex for pole position at Chicago

Michael Waltrip qualified for only his fourth race of the year, qualifying in the 28th position. Here is how they qualified:

1 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 182.556 29.580 Leader
2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 182.476 29.593 -0.013
3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Mobil 1 182.463 29.595 -0.015
4 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 182.297 29.622 -0.042
5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 182.272 29.626 -0.046
6 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg’s 181.885 29.689 -0.109
7 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 181.653 29.727 -0.147
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 181.580 29.739 -0.159
9 45 John Andretti Dodge National Tire & Battery 181.427 29.764 -0.184
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford USG Sheetrock 181.409 29.767 -0.187
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Nicorette / DuPont 181.330 29.780 -0.200
12 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 181.263 29.791 -0.211
13 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 181.226 29.797 -0.217
14 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 181.147 29.810 -0.230
15 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 181.038 29.828 -0.248
16 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Turtle Wax Ice / Menards 180.959 29.841 -0.261
17 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie 180.808 29.866 -0.286
18 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 180.693 29.885 -0.305
19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 180.638 29.894 -0.314
20 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 180.632 29.895 -0.315
21 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Burger King 180.602 29.900 -0.320
22 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 180.536 29.911 -0.331
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 180.463 29.923 -0.343
24 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 180.319 29.947 -0.367
25 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 180.312 29.948 -0.368
26 49 Chad Chaffin Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 180.210 29.965 -0.385
27 13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet CertainTeed 180.198 29.967 -0.387
28 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 180.174 29.971 -0.391
29 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Comcast 180.150 29.975 -0.395
30 42 Juan Montoya* Dodge Wrigley’s Big Red 179.910 30.015 -0.435
31 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 179.874 30.021 -0.441
32 6 David Ragan* Ford AAA Insurance 179.850 30.025 -0.445
33 16 Greg Biffle Ford Aflac 179.778 30.037 -0.457
34 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 179.671 30.055 -0.475
35 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 179.653 30.058 -0.478
36 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 179.563 30.073 -0.493
37 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 179.444 30.093 -0.513
38 40 David Stremme Dodge TUMS 179.354 30.108 -0.528
39 7 Robby Gordon+ Ford Jim Beam 178.749 30.210 -0.630
40 96 Tony Raines+ Chevrolet DLP HDTV 178.731 30.213 -0.633
41 88 Ricky Rudd+ Ford Pedigree 178.601 30.235 -0.655
42 38 David Gilliland+ Ford M&M’s 178.182 30.306 -0.726
43 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 179.581 30.070 -0.490

Here are the cars that did not qualify:
44 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Stanley Tools / Valvoline 179.134 30.145 -0.565
45 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 178.980 30.171 -0.591
46 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 178.766 30.207 -0.627
47 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 178.642 30.228 -0.648
48 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge Front Row Motorsports 178.353 30.277 -0.697
49 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 178.200 30.303 -0.723

May 30 2007

Casey Mears Wins in Charlotte

Sorry for the delayed post about the race, long weekend and all. Casey Mears knocked out the first win of his career, and another win for Hendrick Motorsports. Can they be stopped this year? With another COT race coming up, it doesn’t look good for the competition, but Denny Hamlin has been running as good as the Hendricks cars, just having problems finishing, so Dover could be someone else’s first win in a COT car. JJ Yeley had a great finish and Brian Vickers had the best finish all year for a Toyota, and how about Kyle Petty. If any driver deserves some success in Nascar it is Kyle Petty, but maybe he will go on to a bigger career as a spokesman for the sport or a commentator in the booth.

Here is how they finished in Charlotte.

1 16 25 Casey Mears
2 12 18 J.J. Yeley
3 36 45 Kyle Petty
4 34 41 Reed Sorenson
5 26 83 Brian Vickers
6 14 20 Tony Stewart
7 7 88 Ricky Rudd
8 4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9 6 11 Denny Hamlin
10 21 48 Jimmie Johnson
11 11 01 Mark Martin
12 5 17 Matt Kenseth
13 9 43 Bobby Labonte
14 37 96 Tony Raines
15 39 99 Carl Edwards
16 31 1 Martin Truex Jr.
17 10 40 David Stremme
18 8 22 Dave Blaney
19 28 26 Jamie McMurray
20 15 10 Scott Riggs
21 27 29 Kevin Harvick
22 35 7 Robby Gordon
23 18 9 Kasey Kahne
24 25 31 Jeff Burton
25 24 36 Jeremy Mayfield
26 33 13 Joe Nemechek
27 40 70 Johnny Sauter
28 20 42 Juan Montoya
29 41 07 Clint Bowyer
30 17 5 Kyle Busch
31 29 84 A.J. Allmendinger
32 2 2 Kurt Busch
33 30 14 Sterling Marlin
34 43 78 Kenny Wallace
35 19 38 David Gilliland
36 3 19 Elliott Sadler
37 13 6 David Ragan
38 22 21 Bill Elliott
39 1 12 Ryan Newman
40 23 44 Dale Jarrett
41 32 24 Jeff Gordon
42 42 66 Jeff Green
43 38 16 Greg Biffle

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