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Sep 25
2014

CarSense (R) Associate Sponsor at Dover

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Dover Fans will see CarSense® on No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS Again

 

September 25, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Philadelphia-area car sales and service specialists, CarSense®, have made three appearances on the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS owned by Germain Racing so far this season. The relationship opened at Dover, included both Pocono Raceway events and this weekend’s 400-lap event at Dover International Speedway will make it an even four races for CarSense as an associate sponsor on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car driven by Casey Mears. CarSense has been on board for some great finishes for Mears, including his 12th-place run at Pocono in August.

 

Important for fans to note is that CarSense has earned back-to-back “Top Place to Work” awards from Philly.com. The company proudly delivers liquid engineering in Castrol oil changes for car owners of all makes and models of vehicles, meanwhile CarSense makes the used car buying process easier for shoppers with features such as CarSense Certified and the CarSense Lifetime Engine Guarantee.

 

At CarSense, selling a used car is nearly as easy as buying one. Visit CarSense on the web at CarSense.com or at one of their five locations across Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

 

This weekend at Dover see CarSense on the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS starting Friday, September 26th, from 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. ET with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. At 3:40 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying follows live on ESPN2. Saturday see practice from 11-11:50 a.m. on FOX Sports 1 and final practice from 2-2:50 p.m. on FOX Sports 2. Sunday’s 400 laps/400 miles of Monster Mile action begins at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN with MRN and Sirius/XM Ch. 90 carrying the radio broadcast.

 

CarSense does things differently – the CarSense Way. Visit CarSense.com or Like CarSense on Facebook.com/CarSense.

 

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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Sep 22
2014

Loudon Race Report - GEICO Chevy SS

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MEARS AND GERMAIN RACING REBOUND WITH STRONG RUN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Player Management International Media Release

Loudon, NH (September 21, 2014) – After tough races at Richmond and Chicago, Casey Mears and the GEICO Racing team aimed for redemption at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  While the track has caused Germain Racing headaches in past visits, this weekend saw the team rebound from their previous experiences.

Friday left the team hopeful after Mears landed the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 19th on the board in the weekend’s opening practice session.  He would later tour the Magic Mile in just 27.558-seconds during qualifying, which placed him 25th on the Sylvania 300 starting grid.

The weather forecast played cat and mouse with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series before surrendering and giving way to 303-laps of racing on Sunday afternoon.  Mears rolled off 25th when racing action began and during the lap 35 competition caution, crew chief Bootie Barker notified Mears that his lap times were good.  By lap 131, Mears had moved the No. 13 GEICO Chevy into the 17th position.  Later, when the yellow flag slowed the field on lap 211, Barker and Mears used strategy to gain track position and restarted in the second position when the race returned to green on lap 215.  Six laps later, when the caution flag reappeared, Mears was running in the seventh position, but needed to pit since he was off-sequence.  He would restart 16th and run solidly in the top-20 for the bulk of the afternoon.  The GEICO pit crew was efficient during pit stops, gaining Mears positions on many of his visits, which assisted in his ascent during the course of the race. 

The GEICO Chevy had speed and experienced little issue running with the front of the field, as he often turned top-5 lap times.  Mears remained on the lead lap for the entire day and crossed the finish line in the 22nd position after the race was decided by a green-white-checker finish.  Today’s effort is marked improvement from the team’s visit to New Hampshire in July, where a mechanical issue left Mears 13 laps down with a 38th place finish.  Mears’ finish also accounts for Germain Racing’s 20th top-25 finish of the 2014 season.

“We had some decent speed today and it was probably the best race we’ve had there, so all in all it was good and it was nice to get back on track after a couple of tough races,” Mears said.  “It’ll be fun going to Dover next week because it’s not far from GEICO and we usually have some of their folks join us at the race.  Also, the team is going on a C-17 orientation flight with personnel from Dover Air Force Base, so it’s an opportunity for everyone to have some fun and get an appreciation for what our military does on a daily basis.”
Mears and his GEICO Chevy will now head to Dover, DE, to do battle with the Monster Mile. 

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Dover International Speedway for the weekend’s opening practice session on Friday, September 26th, at 11:00 AM (EDT) and it will be televised live on FoxSports1.  Qualifying will follow at 3:40 PM (EDT) and will air live on ESPN2.

The Dover NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, September 28th, and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 2:00 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

 

Sep 15
2014

Chicagoland Race Results - GEICO Chevy SS

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MEARS AND THE GECKO ESCAPE WINDY CITY WITH 26TH PLACE FINISH 

Joliet, IL (September 14, 2014) - Chicago is a race that Casey Mears leaves circled on his calendar, and for good reason. In 2006, the Bakersfield, CA, native scored his first NASCAR win in the Windy City before capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole there a year later in 2007. Intermediate tracks have proved challenging for Germain Racing, but the team was hopeful that the trend would change.

 

While the opening practice saw Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS land 29th on the board, Saturday morning's session found them bouncing back, jumping to 16th on the speed chart. Unfortunately, Mother Nature got the best of the 1.5-mile speedway on Friday afternoon, as the track succumbed to heavy rain and left Sprint Cup Series qualifying canceled. Consequently, Sunday's starting field would be set according to the speeds in the weekend's first practice session, relegating Mears to 29th on the starting grid.

 

When race day rolled around, inclement weather was an afterthought and only clear skies, bright sunshine and cool temperatures were present to welcome race fans. Mears started 29th on Sunday and looked to make quick progress when the green flag turned the field loose for 267 laps of racing. While the GEICO Chevy experienced some immediate movement that saw Mears jump three positions to 26th in the race's first two laps, the car quickly betrayed him and the handling soon became a source of frustration. He alerted crew chief Bootie Barker, "It worked real good for the first couple of laps, but then got tight in the center." Mears would hustle the No. 13 GEICO Chevy up to the 20th position before being forced down pit road for a scheduled green flag pit stop on lap 46. Just a single lap after departing pit road, Mears reported, "It's really, really tight."

 

With each pit stop, the Germain Racing crew worked hard to make the necessary changes to the GEICO Chevy. The adjustments seemed to serve as little affect and Mears would fall as low as 31st before the changes to the car began to help and he made up ground as the laps wound down. Mears reported that the car was turning better, which assisted him as he attempted to collect positions in the closing laps of the race. When the checkered flag was displayed after 400.5-miles of racing, Mears and his GEICO team managed to hustle to a 26th place finish.

 

Today's effort makes Germain Racing one of just four teams to have completed all 27 races, a major feat in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. Mears also remains 24th in the point standings, just ahead of Martin Truex, Jr., Tony Stewart and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

 

"Today was a tough race and we battled the car most of the afternoon, but it got better there at the end," Mears said. "The GEICO crew worked really hard and it came around later in the race, but we still have some work to do and we'll now look forward to getting to Loudon and getting back on track."

 

Mears and his GEICO team will now head north to New England for race number 28 of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, September 19th, at 12:00 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 4:40 PM (EDT).

 

The Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, September 21st, and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 2:00 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

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

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

Sep 08
2014

Richmond September Race Report - GEICO Chevy

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LONG NIGHT IN RICHMOND LEAVES MEARS AND GEICO TEAM FOCUSED ON CHICAGO 


Richmond, VA (September 6, 2014) - Casey Mears and Germain Racing had a strong showing at Richmond in April, leaving the GEICO team eager to return to the track this weekend. With a new tire on the table, the weekend would prove interesting for Mears and his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series counterparts.

 

When he hit the track on Friday, Mears immediately found himself at odds with his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS, ending up 34th and 31st in the day's two practice sessions. Crew chief Bootie Barker and his engineering staff went to work and by the time qualifying rolled around a couple of  hours later, they had a viable plan that would provide Mears with the necessary speed. When qualifying got underway, the sun beamed down on the ¾-mile facility, causing track temperatures to rise and sending cars slipping and sliding around the paved oval. Mears waited to go out until late in the session hoping to encounter a cooler track. His strategy paid off when he laid down a fast lap of 21.720, placing him 22nd on Saturday night's starting grid.  

 

Rain threatened, but never caused disruption of the Federated Auto Parts 400. Mears started the race from the 22nd position, but by lap 35 he was 28th and said to Barker: "I can't throttle off of the corner at all. It's good through the center, but the rear grip is really bad." The competition caution at lap 50 was a welcomed break for Mears and the GEICO team, who were now running in the 31st position. He reported that he was "loose in and off" and pitted for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. The Germain Racing pit crew made quick work of Mears' GEICO Chevy and returned him one spot to the good, in the 30th position, for the impending restart. The adjustments served as little effect, as lap 102 found Mears running 33rd and reporting: "No drive off and it still won't turn."

 

Mears' battle with an angry racecar continued throughout the evening. Despite several pit stops and wholesale changes, the No. 13 GEICO Chevy remained at odds with Mears. When the checkered flag waved late in the night, he crossed the finish line in the 31st position. Despite a challenging night in Richmond, Mears remains 24th in the driver point standings.

 

"It was a long night and I think we're all frustrated that we couldn't make the car better. The guys worked really hard and I wish we could've had a better result for them," Mears said. "One thing I've learned is that everyone on this GEICO team is resilient, so we'll bounce back. Right now, we're focused on Chicago and having a good run."

 

The Windy City marks the next stop for Mears and the Germain Racing team.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Chicagoland Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, September 12th, at 1:00 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 6:40 PM (EDT).

 

The myAFIBstory.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, September 14th, 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

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

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

 

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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

 

 

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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.

 

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