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Sep 01
2014

Atlanta Labor Day Post-race Report - GEICO Chevy SS

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UNDAUNTED MEARS REBOUNDS FROM EARLY SETBACK TO FINISH 22ND AT ATLANTA

Hampton, GA (August 31, 2014) - As the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season moves along, Casey Mears and the Germain Racing team arrived in a steaming hot Atlanta looking to turn in a solid performance and continue their strong season.

 

Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS opened the weekend 28th on the board at the close of the first practice. Despite residing on the bottom half of the chart, his position was not indicative of the speed of his racecar. After a few laps, the GEICO Chevy was fast in race trim and solid in qualifying trim. When qualifying got underway, Mears waited until late in the opening round to go out, looking for an ally in a cooler racetrack that would increase his chances of a fast lap. It proved a wise move, as he ultimately advanced to the second round after a quick trip around the high-speed 1.54-mile paved oval. When qualifying concluded, Mears was credited with the 24th starting position.

  

The Oral-B USA 500 rounded out a busy Labor Day weekend when hot temperatures welcomed an anxious Sprint Cup Series field for 325 laps of racing. Armed with a strong racecar,  Mears took the green flag with his sights set on chasing down the leaders. Aside from some minor handling issues, all seemed to be going well until lap 38. Crew chief Bootie Barker radioed to Mears that they would be pitting in five laps, but almost immediately Mears reported that he had a tire coming apart. He made a quick dive down pit road, doing a masterful job of collecting his racecar as it started to spin. Unfortunately, no sooner than the No. 13 GEICO Chevy hit pit road, the caution flag flew. While Barker aggressively petitioned NASCAR for the opportunity to take the wave-around, they declined his request and sent Mears to the rear of the field, leaving him two laps down to the leaders. He would restart 40th and Barker would begin using strategy to help his driver begin a trek to the front.

 

As the race wore on, Mears' GEICO Chevy seemed to improve with each pit stop. In particular, the wedge adjustments were helpful, but at times still left him too loose to throttle off of the corners. He slowly made headway and as the race began to wind down, the GEICO Chevy was in the top-25 and moving forward. After two attempts at a green-white-checker finish, the field calmed long enough to complete the final laps. After the lap 36 setback, a hard-charging Mears collected 18-positions after restarting 40th and recorded a 22nd place finish. More significantly, Mears now stands among just four drivers (Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon) that have completed every race this season, a feat not easily accomplished in NASCAR racing.

 

"We had a pretty good car throughout the weekend and I thought we'd be able to put the No. 13 GEICO Chevy up front, but that tire that came apart on us put us behind early in the race," Mears said. "We worked hard all night to regain ground and Bootie (Barker, crew chief) made some good calls that helped get us in position to get back up front. We were fortunate to be able to squeeze out a 22nd place finish. We're looking forward to getting back to Richmond. We were strong there in the spring, so we hope to do well next weekend."

 

Mears and his GEICO team will now head to Richmond, VA, to do some racing under the lights just 100-miles removed from the Gecko's stomping grounds.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Richmond International Raceway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, September 5th, at 9:00 AM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 5:40 PM (EDT) and will air live on ESPN2.

 

The Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Saturday, September 6th, and it will be televised live on ABC beginning at 7:30 PM (EDT). The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

- PMI -



 

Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com   Web Site: www.pmifirm.com

Aug 27
2014

CPLE is in Georgia and On Track at Atlanta Motor Speedway on No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS

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Atlanta Fans Will See Castrol Premium Lube Express on No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS

 August 27, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans traveling to this weekend’s “Oral-B USA 500” at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA, needn’t look far for a great place to get their oil changed. Castrol Premium Lube Express is just a short drive from Hampton in nearby McDonough, GA, and provides fans with a place to get the high quality and liquid engineering of Castrol installed in their vehicles. Castrol Premium Lube Express will be an associate sponsor on the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears this weekend at Atlanta.

 Georgia features many Castrol Premium Lube Express (CPLE) locations including Alpharetta, Tucker, Marietta and Woodstock to name a few.  CPLE is Castrol’s top-tier branded quick lube program that leverages the strength of the Castrol brand and focuses on partnership between Castrol and its operators. Every Castrol Premium Lube Express is individually owned and operated, and they are all held to the highest standards of customer service. Customers at Castrol Premium Lube Express continue to return for a variety of reasons ranging from feeling Castrol is the best oil available for their car, to enjoying the professional, speedy service and friendly informative staff at the CPLE locations.

 Over 100 years of Castrol marketing and technological leadership were combined with extensive research to ensure CPLE locations have the best tools and resources available. 

 The schedule of activity for the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS leading into Sunday’s 500.5 miles/325 laps of racing action begins Friday August 29, with Practice from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.ET on FOX Sports 1 followed by Qualifying at 7:10 p.m. also on FOX Sports 1. Saturday Mears and crew return to action at 3 p.m.-3:50 p.m. and 6 p.m.-6:50 p.m. for second and final Sprint Cup Series practice sessions airing on Fox Sports 2. Sunday’s “Oral-B USA 500” airs on ESPN and PRN and Sirius/XM Ch. 90 starting at 7:30 p.m.

 Castrol Premium Lube Express.  Premium Brand.  Premium Partnership.  To learn more and find a location near you, visit www.castrolpremiumlube.com.

 It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering. Learn more at Castrol.com.

 Germain Racing will feature live commentary via Twitter @GermainRacing or check in at GermainRacing.com for news and information on the team.

 Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn about how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com.  You can also follow GEICO Racing for photos and updates from the race track on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

 

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Aug 25
2014

Post Race Report - Bristol - August

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AFTER LONG NIGHT, MEARS DEPARTS BRISTOL WITH JUMP IN POINTS

 Bristol, TN (August 23, 2014) - Casey Mears and the GEICO team arrived in Bristol after three strong weeks of racing. After sitting on the Pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2012, the team always looks forward to returning to the half-mile facility.  

 

Unfortunately, the weekend saw them confronting and solving issues from the second practice session until nearly all the way through the race to the checkered flag.

 

When Mears took his No. 13 GEICO Chevy onto the high-banks at the World's Fastest Half-Mile for first practice on Friday, he was pleased with the effort and felt confident about qualifying after posting the 22nd fastest time in that session.

 

The final practice session would leave the team scratching their heads while looking for the solution to why they were now bringing up the rear of the field. Scouring the car for problems, the team discovered the bracket that holds the track bar in place had broken, which would explain the handling issues Mears had to contend with during happy hour. After resolving the issue, the tea m went with the best qualifying set-up possible based on the data gathered from the first practice session.

 

As qualifying got underway and Mears began his warm-up lap, the GEICO Chevy broke loose, sending him into the outside retaining wall, causing a cut right-front tire. NASCAR would not allow the team to replace the tire, leaving Mears without a qualifying lap and relegating him to the rear of the field for the start of Saturday night's race.

 

Starting from the 43rd position on the .533-mile bullring at Bristol means that at the drop of the green flag, Mears would already be a half of a lap down to the leaders. Crew chief Bootie Barker and the GEICO team went into the challenge focused on making strategic calls that would advance him with every opportunity.

 

Reporting that the car was extremely loose from the start, the team collaborated while Mears was able to pick up ten positions before the "competition caution" that came at lap 60. The team would pit at lap 63 for four tires, fuel and track bar adjustments, returning to the track in the 33rd position.

 

By lap 100, Mears was reporting more of the same, simply stating, "I have zero grip." Crew chief Bootie Barker made the call to "take a big swing at it," and when the caution flag reappeared, Mears delivered his GEICO Chevy to the Germain pit crew, who outfitted him with four tires, fuel, wedge, track bar and air pressure adjustments.

 

Mears soon radioed that the car was responding to the adjustments, but he was still unable to race the GEICO Chevy as hard as he would like. Opportunities to pit were plentiful in the next 80 laps, however, and the car was improving, as Mears began turning top ten lap times as the race began to wind down.

 

The Germain Racing crew worked tirelessly throughout the night to make the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS competitive. In the end, Mears was able to collect 17 positions on a track where passing is at a premium, and record a 26th place finish. Impressively, he was able to finish the race with the car in one piece and also gain a spot in the point standings where he now sits alone in the 23rd position.  

 

"We started off the weekend with a really good car, but then we faced some challenges in final practice and qualifying," Mears said. "Everyone continued to work on this GEICO Chevy and every position that you can gain at Bristol when you're starting from the rear is a success. We have some great notes from our first run and all the adjustments we made throughout the race so it's something to help us here in the future for sure."   

 

Next weekend will find Mears and his GEICO team celebrating Labor Day weekend in Hampton, GA.  

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, August 29th, at 2:30 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 7:10 PM (EDT) and will air live on FoxSports1.

 

The Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, August 31st, and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7:30 PM (EDT). The Performance Racing Network (PRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

 

- PMI -


Player Management International Media Release  

Aug 20
2014

Southern Classic Auto Wash and Lube Back at Bristol

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Southern Classic Auto Wash and Lube Center

Returns with Germain Racing to Bristol Motor Speedway on the GEICO Chevrolet SS

 

August 19, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) - Germain Racing today announces the return of Southern Classic as an associate sponsor on the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Casey Mears for the 2014 “Irwin Tools Race Night” at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 266.5-mile race will be held on Saturday night, August 23rd, at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Southern Classic Auto Wash and Lube Center, has four locations in the Tri-City Tennessee community. Southern Classic proudly features the liquid engineering found in Castrol oil changes and preventive maintenance for your vehicle.

This weekend, the GEICO Chevy hits the track at Bristol at 11 a.m. ET for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice airing live on FOX Sports 1. This is followed promptly by final practice at 1:30 p.m., also airing live on FOX Sports 1. Qualifying kicks off at 5:40 p.m. and airs on ESPN2 while Saturday night’s race airs on ABC starting at 7:30 p.m. The Irwin Tools Night Race is 500 laps, 266.5 miles, and is also broadcast on PRN and Sirius/XM radio.

Find out why “a blue roof is an awesome thing” at www.SouthernClassicWash.com.

It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering. Learn more at Castrol.com.

Germain Racing is on Twitter @GermainRacing or check GermainRacing.com for news.

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn about how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

You can also follow GEICO Racing for photos and updates from the race track on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing.

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com.

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Germain Racing Media Contact: Lori Smith, lsmith@germainracing13.com

 


Aug 20
2014

Seminole Pride (TM) Noble (R) Juice Brand on No. 13 GEICO Chevy at Bristol

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Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Together with its Seminole Pride™ Noble® Juice Brand

To Be Associate Sponsor of No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS Driven by Casey Mears in Bristol Race

 

Mooresville, NC (August 20, 2014) – The Seminole Pride™ Noble® juice brand, which is majority owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., has signed on to be an associate sponsor of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears for Germain Racing at the upcoming Sprint Cup Series.  The NASCAR race is slated for Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. at 7:30 p.m.

 

The race marks the first time the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. has sponsored a car in a NASCAR race.  The Seminole Pride™ Noble® juice brand and its website, www.noblejuice.com, will appear on the trunk of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS during the Bristol race, which will be broadcast nationally on ABC television and PRN and Sirius/XM radio.

 

“Sponsoring major events, such as NASCAR, is a great way to reach consumers and educate them about our growing Seminole Pride™ brand and the Seminole Tribe of Florida,” said Tony Sanchez, President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., the business development arm of the Tribe.  “We are proud to be associated with such a prestigious team like the Germain Racing No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS and driver Casey Mears. O.B. Osceola's involvement with the team gives the Tribe a special reason to celebrate the team's accomplishments.”

 

About the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and Seminole Pride™ Noble® Juice

The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., partners with Florida families to manage the Seminole Pride™ brand, which includes beef, seafood, Noble® juice, and OWV® Natural Spring Water.  The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and W.G. Roe & Sons have partnered to create fresh tasting, naturally pure and purely organic juices under the Seminole Pride™ Noble® brand.  The citrus is hand-picked from their own groves or partnering groves at the height of season to ensure that Seminole Pride™ Noble® is the purest, sweetest juice, with no added flavors, artificial colors, artificial ingredients or preservatives.

 

Germain Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, NC. For information on the team and team sponsors visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.

 

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Aug 19
2014

MEARS MUSCLES TO 17TH-PLACE FINISH AT MICHIGAN

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MEARS MUSCLES TO 17TH-PLACE FINISH AT MICHIGAN

 

Brooklyn, MI  (August 17, 2014) - What started out as a misty, damp and dreary morning finally gave way to sunshine in Michigan at the conclusion of Sunday's 200-lap Pure Michigan 400. Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS crew had worked together to put a setup under the car that they felt would work well in race conditions - it seems the efforts paid off.

 

In Friday's practice session and qualifying, crew chief Bootie Barker and Mears worked through a variety of adjustments, but the general consensus was that the car was tighter than Mears would like it to be. He posted 26th place times in both the opening practice and in qualifying.

 

Sunday's race was scheduled for a competition caution, but it proved a bit anti-climactic since the first yellow flag waved just five laps in after the 18 car slammed into the outside wall. When the time came for the competition caution at lap 22, the handling of the GEICO Chevy played well into Barker's race strategy. The car was a bit too loose for Mears, and Barker called for two tires and four rounds down on the track bar - an adjustment he'd discussed with the crew that morning. The field went back to green for one short lap at 25 and the team radio chatter took a chaotic then celebratory tone.

 

"We made it! And didn't lock up any tires," exclaimed Mears from 22nd position after spotter Ron Lewis had frantically guided him through a huge crash that unfolded in turn one on the restart. The melee sent nine to the garage or pits for repairs.

 

Mears was 19th when the field made a clean restart at lap 30 - only to have debris slow the field again after six laps of racing. The green flag run was a long enough run to let Mears build some feedback for Barker on the trackbar adjustment the crew had made under the competition caution.

 

"The car doesn't have enough rear grip. In traffic, it's just way too loose. The adjustment gave me about 75-percent of what I need," explained Mears.

 

During the second time in for service, Barker called for four tires and had the pit crew add a spring rubber in the left rear. Initially, the changes seemed to be opposite of the intended result, but after tire pressures built up, Mears said the handling came in. He logged his fastest lap of the race at lap 59, clocking a 37.131. That time would later be bested several times over, but it let the driver and crew know they were on the right path with the adjustments.

 

Just past 50 laps remaining, and about four laps shy of where Barker had hoped to pit, Mears radioed from 19th position that he thought he had a flat tire. The worries came along with a loud bang as if something hit the car, or broke off the car, and a subsequent vibration, Mears told Barker. The crew put on four tires at lap 154 and returned Mears to the track in 23rd place under the green flag.

 

"I don't know what the noise was that I heard," Mears told Barker after the GEICO Chevy seemed fine with the new tire set. Barker replied, nonchalantly, "You're crazy." Barker then discussed the handling of the racecar, plotting the remainder of the race.

 

The crazy, however, didn't seem to stop there. As the race rolled on, a series of cautions produced a restart at lap 174 that looked every bit like a green/white/checkered finish. The field was three and four cars wide and wrecking everywhere. Mears made it through, in 18th place, and, earned the Free Pass to get back on the lead lap.

 

From there, the GEICO Racing pit crew gave Mears his final set of tires, twice, because the first effort at lap 174 had such a bad vibration it had to be replaced while still under caution. The second set was installed at lap 176 in a blistering 12.39 seconds but Mears had to hustle the GEICO Chevy around the track for the restart at lap 178.

 

With 17 laps remaining, sun was still nowhere to be seen and spotter Lewis announced it was misting in turn four. No worries - the green flag waved at lap 183 and the field roared to life for a final green flag race to the finish. Mears finished the race in 17th place and with that collected the team's 13th top-20 finish of the 2014 season. He now sits tied with Kurt Busch for the 23rd position in the point standings.

 

"Good job on pit road today, boys. Way to get it done," said Barker to the crew as the checkered flag waved.

 

"The GEICO pit crew did a good job on pit road today and we were able to stay out of trouble with the GEICO Chevy. We made the car better throughout the race," said Mears. "What we learned today should be very useful for us in the future."

 

Right around the next left turn...it's the thrills and spills of Bristol Motor Speedway. The GEICO Chevy hits the track on Friday, August 22nd, at 11 a.m. ET for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, which will air live on FOX Sports 1. This is followed promptly by final practice at 1:30 p.m., also airing live on FOX Sports 1. Qualifying kicks off at 5:40 p.m. and airs on ESPN2 while Saturday night's race airs on ABC starting at 7:30 p.m. ET The Irwin Tools Night Race is 500 laps, 266.5 miles, and is also broadcast live on Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius/XM NASCAR radio, channel 90.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

 

- PMI -


Contact: Lori Smith, Player Management International

Email: prlorismith@gmail.com  


Aug 13
2014

Michigan's Corrigan Back with GEICO Chevy Again at MIS

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Corrigan Propane Returns as Sponsor on GEICO Chevrolet SS Driven by Casey Mears

 

August 13, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is poised to return to Brooklyn, MI, Germain Racing’s No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS is ready to again share the Michigan International Speedway experience with local company Corrigan Propane. Corrigan Propane first sponsored Casey Mears and the No. 13 Germain Racing entry in June at MIS. Corrigan, headquartered in Brighton, MI, will again appear as an associate sponsor for this Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at MIS.

 

Corrigan Propane is the residential arm of a family of Corrigan companies that began in 1958 with a single service station and one tow truck. Today Corrigan 24-hour Towing, Corrigan Construction, Corrigan Lubricants, Corrigan Transportation, Corrigan Propane and Technical Environmental Services are all brands owned by Mike and Tim Corrigan. Corrigan’s five Michigan locations provide solutions for commercial and residential customers in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

 

In Michigan, Castrol Automotive & Heavy Duty Lubricants are authorized for sale only by Corrigan. The Corrigan sales team staff has had hundreds of hours of training to be able to assess customers’ needs so that they can provide innovative solutions that deliver profitability combined with the highest quality Castrol products and services available. This goes for all lines of Corrigan’s business, including Corrigan Propane.

 

Friday August 15th the GEICO Chevy SS featuring the Corrigan Propane logo will be on track for practice at noon ET with Qualifying at 4:40 PM on Fox Sports 1. Saturday fans can see Mears on track for practice at 8:30 AM and final practice at 11 AM on ESPN2. Sunday’s 200-lap, 400-mile race begins at 1:00 PM ET. Watch live on ESPN or tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate or Sirius/XM Channel 90.

 

Learn more about Corrigan Propane at www.CorriganOil.com.

 

It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering. Learn more at Castrol.com

 

Germain Racing is on Twitter @GermainRacing or check GermainRacing.com for news.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn about how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com.  You can also follow GEICO Racing for photos and updates from the race track on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

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Aug 11
2014

Watkins Glen Result Is Another Strong Road Course Showing for GEICO Chevy

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MEARS' STRONG RUN AT WATKINS GLEN RESULTS IN TOP 15 FINISH 

Watkins Glen, NY (August 10, 2014) - The Germain Racing team arrived in Watkins Glen, NY, fresh off of a busy week that saw them head straight to Atlanta for a two-day test just after posting a strong run at Pocono, where they finished 12th. Spirits were high when they unloaded the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS for practice on Friday.

 

The weekend got off to a quick start when Mears ended the opening practice session 16th before improving to 14th in happy hour. In qualifying, he would tour the 2.45-mile upstate New York road course in an expeditious 69.273-seconds, placing him 22nd on Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting grid.

 

Ideal weather and packed grandstands watched on as the green flag got the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen underway on Sunday. Mears rolled off from the 22nd position, but made quick gains, moving up to 15thby lap 14. The No. 13 GEICO Chevy was strong all day and was scored as high a s 4th, but ran solidly in the top ten. Mears' heart rate escalated on lap 56 when he narrowly avoided the hard crashing cars of Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell. The incident resulted in an 80-minute red flag that saw track personnel rebuilding the safety barriers. When the race returned to green, Mears was in the fourth position, but a few laps later settled into ninth.

 

With just 17 laps remaining in the race, Mears' GEICO machine began to wheelhop as he entered the bus stop portion of the racetrack, sending him for a spin that caused the loss of valuable ground. Fortunately, he was able to immediately dive down pit road where the Germain Racing crew quickly refreshed his car with four tires and fuel and, most importantly, kept him on the lead lap. Mears returned to the racing surface in 27th and began hustling through the field and recapturing lost positions. When Denny Hamlin and Alex Kennedy got together with three to go, it left the race outcome in the hands of a green-white-checker finish. Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevy survived the wild final laps and crossed the finish line in the 15th position, accounting for the team's eighth top-15 finish of the 2014 season.  

 

"We had a solid day and it's nice to have two top-15 finishes in a row," Mears said. "Once we were able to get the brakes cooled down, it helped a lot. We also did a nice job of recovering from the spin and finding our way back to the front. I'm proud of everyone on this GEICO team for hanging in there and making good things happen. We've had two strong races in a row, so we hope to continue the roll at Michigan next week."

 

The next stop for Mears and the GEICO Racing team will be the Irish Hills of Michigan.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Michigan International Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, August 15th, at 12:00 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 4:40 PM (EDT) and will air live on FoxSports1.

 

The Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, August 17th, and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 1:00 PM (EDT). The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

- PMI -

Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com   Web Site: www.pmifirm.com

Aug 06
2014

Castrol Premium Lube Express Associate Sponsor at The Glen

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Castrol Premium Lube Express on GEICO Chevrolet SS at The Glen

 

August 6, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen always brings a lot of excitement to the Finger Lakes region of New York. Along with the thrills comes the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears. The GEICO Chevy has turned in some great road course performances and this weekend at Watkins Glen International, Mears and the team are poised for another. Castrol Premium Lube Express will be featured on the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS as an associate sponsor and race fans at The Glen need not travel far to experience the liquid engineering of Castrol.

 

New York features several Castrol Premium Lube Express (CPLE) locations – the nearest one to the action at The Glen is just around the corner in Corning, NY. 

 

CPLE is Castrol’s top-tier branded quick lube program that leverages the strength of the Castrol brand and focuses on partnership between Castrol and its operators. Every Castrol Premium Lube Express is individually owned and operated, and they are all held to the highest standards of customer service. Customers at Castrol Premium Lube Express continue to return for a variety of reasons ranging from feeling Castrol is the best oil available for their car, to enjoying the professional, speedy service and friendly informative staff at the CPLE locations.

 

Over 100 years of Castrol marketing and technological leadership were combined with extensive research to ensure CPLE locations have the best tools and resources available. 

 

Here’s a lineup of the No. 13 GEICO Chevy’s schedule for the weekend at The Glen: Friday, August 8th, Practice on Fox Sports 1 from 12:30-2 p.m., Final Practice on Fox Sports 1 from 4:30-5:55 p.m., Saturday, August 9th, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying on ESPN2 at 11:40 a.m., and Sunday, August 10th, 90 laps/220.5 miles of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen on ESPN, MRN and Siriux/XM Ch. 90 at 1p.m..

 

Castrol Premium Lube Express.  Premium Brand.  Premium Partnership.  To learn more and find a location near you, visit www.castrolpremiumlube.com

 

It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering. Learn more at Castrol.com

 

Germain Racing will feature live commentary via Twitter @GermainRacing or check in at GermainRacing.com for news and information on the team.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn about how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com.  You can also follow GEICO Racing for photos and updates from the race track on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

 

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Aug 04
2014

12th for GEICO Chevy SS at Second Trip to Tricky Triangle

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NOTHING TRICKY ABOUT THE TRIANGLE FOR MEARS AT POCONO 

Germain Racing scores top-12 finish and jumps two positions in the point standings

 

Long Pond, PA (August 3, 2014) - As the second half of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season gets in full swing, Casey Mears and his GEICO Racing team pulled into Pocono looking to rebound from tough races in New Hampshire and Indianapolis. They proved that short-term memory is most effective as they turned their back on the past and reached for what was ahead when track activities got underway on Friday.

 

When the weekend's opening practice session came to a close, Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS rested 24th on the board. They later matched that effort in qualifying when Mears paced the Tricky Triangle in just 50.26-seconds, at a speed of 179.069-miles per hour.

 

Rain threatened on race day, but never developed. When the green flag set the field underway on Sunday afternoon, Mears quickly charged from the 24th position, moving up ten spots to 14th by lap 12. The GEICO Chevy was in the top 5 before having to dive down pit road for a scheduled green flag pit stop on lap 44. Aside from a bad vibration that would later subside, and the narrow miss of crashing racecars, Mears' day was smooth and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet was strong all afternoon. When the checkered flag halted racing action at Pocono Raceway, Mears scored a 12th place finish, picking up 12 spots from his starting position and handing GEICO and Germain Racing their seventh top-15 finish of the 2014 season. Mears' effort also resulted in a two-position jump in the point standings, bumping him up to 24th as he departed Pocono.

 

"We had a solid day and everyone on the GEICO team did a nice job and Bootie (Barker, crew chief) made some good calls that put us in position to have a strong finish," Mears said after climbing from his GEICO machine. "After two bad races, this is exactly the type of finish we needed. We were strong all day and it felt good to run up front and be competitive. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum rolling at Watkins Glen next week. We appreciate the support of GEICO, KMC Wheels, Castrol and all of our partners."

 

Mears and the GEICO team will now travel to upstate New York for the season's final road course race. A year ago, the Germain Racing team exited Watkins Glen with a 12th place finish after starting 30th.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Watkins Glen International for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, August 8th, at 12:30 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow on Saturday, August 9th, at 11:40 AM (EDT) and will air live on ESPN2.

 

The Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, August 10th, and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 1:00 PM (EDT). The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

To learn more about KMC Wheels, please visit: www.KMCwheels.com

 

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