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Jun 13
2014

Corrigan Propane of Brighton, MI, Associate Sponsor in Michigan

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From Brighton, MI, Corrigan Propane Races as Associate Sponsor on GEICO Chevrolet SS Driven by Casey Mears

 

June 13, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Corrigan Propane began in 1958, when Bernie Corrigan started the business with a single service station and one tow truck. Similarly, Germain Racing began modestly and moved into the spotlight of NASCAR’s biggest stage, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Sunday in Brooklyn, MI, at Michigan International Speedway, the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will feature Corrigan Propane as an associate sponsor for the Quicken Loans 400.

What began as a single service station has expanded into a family of companies including: Corrigan Propane is the residential arm of a family of Corrigan companies like Corrigan 24-hour Towing, Corrigan Construction, Corrigan Lubricants, Corrigan Transportation, Corrigan Propane and Technical Environmental Services. Today Corrigan is owned by Mike and Tim Corrigan and the company’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 through Corrigan Oil – a name familiar to stock car racing fans as the title sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series event at Michigan International Speedway. 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 highest quality Castrol products and services available. This goes for all lines of Corrigan’s business, including Corrigan Propane.

Saturday the 14th the GEICO Chevy SS featuring the Corrigan Propane logo will be on track for practice sessions at 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM and Sunday’s 200-lap, 400-mile race on Father’s Day is set to begin at 1:00 PM ET. Watch live on TNT 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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Jun 11
2014

Caymus Vineyards Returns to GEICO Chevy, Casey Mears, Germain Racing

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Caymus Vineyards Returns As An Associate Sponsor on California Native Mears’ No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS

 

Mooresville, NC (June 11, 2014) – Germain Racing, home of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is proud to announce that Caymus Vineyards, part of the prestigious Wagner Family of Wine, has returned to the team as an associate sponsor. Caymus Vineyards’ premier event with Germain Racing will come on June 22, 2014, at Sonoma Raceway, and the Caymus logo will also be represented on the No. 13 Chevy throughout the 2014 racing season.

"I'm thrilled that Germain Racing gets to continue our relationship with Caymus Vineyards. Chuck Wagner, his family and his staff were so gracious to our team members and guests last year. It was a very special experience for all of us. We are very proud to represent Wagner Family of Wine again this year in Sonoma and throughout the 2014 racing season,” said Germain Racing team owner Bob Germain Jr.

Driver Casey Mears is a native of Bakersfield, CA, which gives roots to the pairing of Germain Racing’s GEICO Chevy with Napa Valley-based Caymus and the Wagner Family of Wine.

“We are pleased to be an Associate Sponsor for a second year of Casey Mears from Germain Racing and supporter of NASCAR for this year’s Sonoma race. In addition to enjoying this great sport, Caymus has many friends connected with NASCAR and we are happy to be able to give back and support them in return,” said Chuck Wagner, Owner/Winemaker, Caymus Vineyards and Wagner Family of Wine.

The Sonoma 350 is a 350K/218.9-mile,110-lap event which will be live from Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Sonoma race day television coverage will be carried by TNT while radio broadcasts can be heard on PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90. The track has a Twitter feed @RaceSonoma and NASCAR keeps fans in the loop @NASCAR and @NASCARStats.

The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers with a farming legacy that can be traced back 156 years in the Napa Valley.  It's been over 40 years since Charlie and Lorna Wagner, along with son, Chuck, founded Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa Valley and today the family is proud to showcase a collection of wine brands that have a reputation for quality and consistency, sourced from the premiere wine growing regions of California. Caymus has proven they are clear leaders as it is the only winery in the world to have been awarded the title of “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator, twice for their Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon.   From their ranch property purchased in 1941, Charlie Wagner, Sr. quickly gained a reputation as a skilled grape grower and home winemaker using grapes planted behind their farmhouse and today, Chuck Wagner continues to make world-renowned Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley.  His oldest son Charlie makes Mer Soleil Chardonnay in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County and Joseph makes Belle Glos Pinot Noir sourced from three prestigious coastal appellations of California.  They also make Conundrum, which has set the benchmark for luxury California wine blends for over twenty years. Chuck’s daughter Jenny recently joined the family business as winemaker for Emmolo and has recently released her first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot from Napa Valley.  Youngest daughter, Erin is enrolled in college.

Caymus Vineyards is on the web at www.Caymus.com, @Caymuscab, visit their Facebook page or www.WagnerFamilyofWine.com.

Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com and keep up with driver Casey Mears on Twitter @CJMearsgang.

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. Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing.

 

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Jun 09
2014

Pocono Raceway - Race Report - GEICO Chevy SS

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MEARS AND THE GECKO FAST AT THE TRICKY TRIANGLE 

Long Pond, PA (June 8, 2014) - After recording a strong run at Dover a week ago, Casey Mears and his GEICO team set their sights on Pocono Raceway, a facility that has long caused them frustration.  Given their marked improvement in 2014, the 2.5-mile three-cornered racetrack stood little chance against a hard-charging Germain Racing team. 

 

When qualifying got underway on Friday, Mears hustled his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS around the 'Tricky Triangle' in just 50.549-seconds, at a speed of 178.045 miles per hour, landing him 25th on Sunday's starting grid. 

 

Clear skies and bright sunshine served as the backdrop for Sunday's Pocono 400.  Mears rolled off the grid from the 25th position and quickly dropped to 29th.  As early as lap two, he reported that his car was sideways, restricting his ability to exit the turns.  On lap 17, he indicated that he was "loose everywhere."  Mears visited pit road for a scheduled green flag stop on lap 27, where the GEICO crew provided him with four fresh tires, a full tank of fuel and a much needed wedge adjustment.  The changes favored Mears, as he quickly ascended the scoring tower and cracked the top 20 on lap 57 before ultimately reaching the top 10.  He appeared to get faster as the race wore on, recordi ng his fastest lap of the day on lap 107.  Mears was quicker than the leader and consistently recording top 10 lap times.

 

All went well for the bulk of the afternoon for Mears and his GEICO team.  Things turned interesting with 17 laps to go when Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards got together, bringing out the event's final caution flag of the day.  Mears avoided the crash, but as he went low to miss the spinning cars, he hit a drainage gully that briefly sent his GEICO machine airborne and also caused damage to the radiator ductwork.  Airflow to the engine was restricted, causing it to run at an excessive temperature, leaving Mears down on horsepower for the balance of the race.  When the yellow flag was displayed, Mears was in the 14th position, but a frustrating call by NASCAR forced him to restart from the 20th position, behind the No. 9 car of Marcos Ambrose.  Despite the high engine temperature, Mears continued to hustle his GEICO Chevy through the final 12 laps and score a 23rd place finish.  Mears' effort accounts for Germain Racing's 10th top 25 finish of the season.     

 

"It was fun to be able to race well here and gain track position and drive to the front.  The No. 13 GEICO Chevy was really strong today and that is a testament to the progress of our program and we're starting to get a handle on some of these tracks that were tough on us before," Mears said.  "I'm proud of the guys and how hard we're working.  We're having some strong runs this year and we look forward to continuing that in Michigan next week."

 

Germain Racing will now travel to the Irish Hills of Michigan for race number 15 of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. 

                                                     

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, June 13th, at 11:00 AM (EDT).  Qualifying will follow at 3:40 PM (EDT).

 

The Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, June15th, and it will be televised live on TNT 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

Jun 04
2014

CarSense Associate Sponsor Back for Pocono

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Back to Back Weekends for Philly, Pittsburgh’s CarSense on GEICO Chevrolet

June 4, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – In this past Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover, the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet featured area car sales and service specialists, CarSense, as an associate sponsor on car driven by Casey Mears. CarSense has earned back to back “Top Place to Work” awards from Philly.com, and will be an associate sponsor for back to back race weekends. Look for CarSense on the No. 13 GEICO Chevy in Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

CarSense 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.

The Pocono race weekend kicks off with opening practice at noon ET on Friday, June 6th followed by qualifying at 4:40 PM. Saturday the 31st the GEICO Chevy SS featuring the CarSense logo will be on track for practice sessions at 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM while Sunday’s 180-lap, 400-mile race is set to begin at 1:00 PM ET.

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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Jun 02
2014

Dover Race Report - June 2014

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MEARS' STRONG DOVER RUN SPOILED BY FINAL FEW LAPS

Dover, DE (June 1, 2014) - Casey Mears and the GEICO team arrived in Dover, Delaware, looking forward to a battle royale with the track known as the 'Monster Mile'.  One of the toughest tracks on the circuit, Mears recorded a solid first day at the historic facility.  He ended up 25th in the opening practice session before later qualifying 22nd for Sunday's FedEx 400. 

 

When racing action got underway on Sunday, Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS began their journey from the 22nd position.  With 43 cars on a tight-quartered, high-banked, high-speed racetrack, 400-miles of racing is always sure to get interesting.  The green flag set the field underway and Mears surrendered four positions and slid back to 26th on the opening lap.  The setback was temporary, as he hustled the No. 13 GEICO Chevy back up to 21st by lap nine. 

 

Mears had worked his way up to 15th on lap 140, but just 18 laps later he was dodging flying concrete. Jamie McMurray's car hit a chunk of concrete on the racetrack, spitting it backwards in to a fast-closing GEICO car.  Fortunately, Mears sustained just minor damage and the car passed muster during its visit to pit road under caution.  The race quickly went to a red flag condition for the second time, leaving the drivers stranded in their racecars for twenty-two minutes while track workers repaired the newly created pothole. 

 

As the race began to wind down, Mears found himself battling a loose-handling GEICO Chevy. Despite the challenge, he remained in the top 20 and seemed to be charging forward.  He was riding in the 19th position when the yellow flag flew for debris in turn three.  Rather than visit pit road for tires and fuel, crew chief Bootie Barker advised Mears to stay out and take the wavearound, allowing him to regain a lap to the field.  The team would be taking a chance, as the decision would leave Mears 10 laps short on fuel should the race stay green for the final 34 miles. 

 

Mears restarted 19th when the green flag turned the field loose on lap 366, hoping for a caution that would allow the GEICO Chevy to visit pit road for tires and fuel.  Unfortunately, the gamble did not pay off and Mears was forced to his pit stall under green for fuel with just 11 laps remaining.  Just a single lap after returning to the racing surface, Mears notified his crew that he had a right rear tire come apart, once again relegating him to pit lane while his counterparts continued under green flag conditions.  As he was exiting pit road, the event's final caution flag of the day waved, sending him yet another lap down to the field.  While the final few laps presented significant challenges, Mears still managed to record a 25th place finish, the team's ninth top 25 of the 2014 season. 

 

"Our day started out really strong and the No. 13 GEICO Chevy felt good, which allowed me to get inside the top 15," Mears said.  "Unfortunately, we got a little too loose late in the race, which hurt us a little, but the flat tire at the end was really the nail in the coffin.  All in all a strong day by our GEICO team and things went well until the end.  It was good to be fast and be able to pass people.  We're excited to get to Pocono next week." 

 

Next week will find Germain Racing battling the Tricky Triangle in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Pocono Raceway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, June 6th, at 12:00 PM (EDT).  Qualifying will follow at4:40 PM (EDT).

 

The Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, June8th, and it will be televised live on TNT 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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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com

May 27
2014

Charlotte - 600 Race Recap - GEICO Chevy SS

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DEBRIS DAMAGE DOESN'T DETER MEARS; SCORES A TOP-25 FINISH AT CHARLOTTE 

CONCORD, NC - (May 25, 2014) When practice kicked off on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Casey Mears and his Germain Racing team ended up 33rd in the opening practice session.  Fortunately, things turned around when the camo-clad No. 13 GEICO Military Chevrolet SS took to the track for practice on Saturday, as they ended up 16th and 25th in the respective sessions.  Of greater significance, Mears turned in the sixth best ten-lap average in the morning before later recording the eighth fastest ten-lap average in final practice, indicating the car showed consistency over a longer period of time. 

 

After qualifying 34th for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, Casey Mears and the GEICO Racing team were banking on the changing track conditions to play in their favor in allowing them to race to the front.  The fact that the event is the longest race on the circuit at 600-miles - and that it begins in sunny conditions and finishes under the lights - guarantees that nothing is guaranteed. 

 

The 2014 Coca-Cola 600 got underway at 6:23pm EDT and within a few laps, Mears reported that his GEICO Chevy was "tight and stepping out" over the turn four bumps that the 1.5-mile tri-oval at Charlotte has become known for. 

 

With no cautions during the first fuel run, pit stops began under green and Mears came to pit road for the first time at lap 47 for four tires, fuel and adjustments to remedy the tight condition.  Not long after the stop, however, Mears' feedback leaned towards the car being too "loose" but was still making progress, now being posted in the 28th position.

 

The next green-flag stop came at lap 110 and the crew discovered a hole in the grill, apparently caused by a piece of debris.  Along with the usual four tires and fuel, the team patched the hole and returned Mears to competition.  Soon after, his reports took a turn for the worse.  Mears and the crew weren't sure if it was an "off" set of tires, or the grill damage, but the GEICO Chevy was not the same car.

 

As night fell and laps wore on in the event, the GEICO team soldiered on and continued to evaluate feedback and make adjustments accordingly.

 

Again, long green-flag runs dominated throughout the mid portions of the race which left Mears and the GEICO team vulnerable to being lapped, but at the same time, with only some 10-15 cars on the lead lap at any given time, the team was far from being out of contention for a solid finish.

 

Throughout the race, the team persevered, as Mears explained the car's handling issues, the crew followed the instructions of crew chief, Bootie Barker, in trying to correct the situation and secure a strong finish.  As the checkered flag closed out 400-laps of racing in the late night hours in Charlotte, Mears brought the GEICO Chevy home in the 24th position, accounting for the team's eighth top-25 finish of the 2014 season.

 

"We learned a lot tonight and I just want to thank everyone on this GEICO team for all of their hard work this weekend," Mears said.  "We enjoyed running the GEICO Military paint scheme during the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  What we do at the track each week pales in comparison to the sacrifices that have been made by our service members.  This weekend is all about those who have fought for our country and offered the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom."

 

Mears and the Germain Racing team will move on to Dover, DE, where they will play in the Gecko's backyard, as GEICO is located a short 90-minute drive from 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, May 30th, at 11:00 AM (EDT).  Qualifying will follow at 3:40 PM (EDT).

 

The FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, June 1st, and it will be televised live on FOX 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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Contact: Debbie Glenn, Player Management International

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

May 26
2014

CarSense Associate Sponsor for Dover, Pocono

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CarSense Makes Sense for Car Buyers and Car Owners in Philly and Pittsburgh
and CarSense Is GEICO Chevy Associate Sponsor at Dover and Pocono

 

May 26, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Germain Racing’s associate sponsor on the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS over the upcoming Dover and Pocono race weekends makes sense of car buying, and car service for drivers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA. CarSense will be a featured associate sponsor on Casey Mears’ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry in back-to-back races at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 1st and Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 8th.

 

CarSense 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.

 

The Dover race weekend kicks off with opening practice at 11:00 AM ET on Friday, May 30th followed by qualifying at 3:40 PM. Saturday the 31st the GEICO Chevy SS featuring the CarSense logo will be on track for practice sessions at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM while Sunday’s 400-lap race is set to begin at 1:00 PM ET.

 

For Pocono fans, Friday, June 6th at Noon Eastern is first practice and qualifying follows at 4:40 PM. Saturday practice sessions are at 9 and 11:30 AM ET while Sunday’s race, June 8th, is slated to begin at 1 PM.

 

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

 

May 19
2014

Race 3 for Take 5 with Germain Racing on GEICO Chevy SS at Charlotte

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For the Longest Race in NASCAR, Take 5, Home of the 5-Minute Oil Change
Returns to Ride Along with Germain Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 19, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Associate sponsor Take 5, Home of the 5-Minute Oil Change, has held onto the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS through the bumps and bangs of short track action at Richmond, and the high speed chess match at Talladega Superspeedway. This time, Take 5 is staged to participate in the marathon of NASCAR – the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race starts in the dimming light of early evening, finishes under the lights over Memorial Day weekend and involves large doses of strategy, endurance and luck. GEICO Chevy driver Casey Mears is a Coca-Cola 600 race winner, and he and the team hope to have plenty of the key ingredients in store for the 400-lap adventure on Sunday, May 24, 2014.

Take 5 Oil Change offers convenient drive-thru oil changes featuring liquid engineering in Castrol products. Similar to the “stay in your car, have a beverage, too” service the Germain Racing crew offers Mears during each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pit stop, Take 5 offers regular drivers “stay in your car” service and Take 5 oil changes come with a complementary beverage and the overall experience is in a low-pressure, high-speed oil change environment.

Founded in Metairie, Louisiana, Take 5 Oil Change understands the value of the daily automobile driver’s time. The company delivers competitively priced, quick-service Castrol oil changes at 30 locations in North and South Carolina, south Louisiana and coastal Alabama, and Take 5’s certified managers and staff are available to serve seven (7) days a week.

This is the third race for Take 5 with the GEICO Chevy SS, but the 600 weekend features a very special military-themed GEICO Chevy, complete with camouflage striping to tie into the Memorial Day weekend.

Opening practice is Thursday afternoon, May 22nd, at 2:30 PM (ET) followed by qualifying at 7:10 PM. Friday there is no activity at the track, but the 600 cars return to the 1.5-mile circuit Saturday for practice at 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  Sunday’s race will be broadcast live on FOX beginning at 5:30 PM (ET).  PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90 will carry the radio coverage of the event.

Take 5 Oil Change was established in 1984 and currently operates 34 locations and is expanding throughout the United States.  Visit the website to find a location near you, coupons and more at www.Take5OilChange.com. Or, like Take 5 on Facebook www.facebook.com/Take.5.Oil.Change

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

 

Take 5 Media Contact: Crystal Bell, crystal@take5oilchange.com

May 17
2014

THIRD PLACE for Casey Mears in GEICO Military Chevy SS at Charlotte for Sprint Showdown

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A QUICK MEARS RECORDS TOP 3 FINISH IN SPRINT SHOWDOWN 

Concord, NC (May 16, 2014) - Casey Mears and company unloaded their camouflage-clad No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS on Friday morning, prepping for a busy visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway that would find them practicing, qualifying and racing all in the same day.  The Germain Racing team will sport a military-themed racecar for the balance of the month of May that will pay tribute to the United States military.  Aside from the ever-present camouflage, the car also features a saluting Gecko wearing a military helmet.

 

When practice got underway, they were hoping to get their hands wrapped around a track that has long given them fits.  Mears quickly took to the racing surface and began winning the battle when he ended up 7th on the speed chart as the day's sole practice session came to a close.  Just a few hours later, Mears pedaled the No. 13 GEICO Chevy around the 1.5-mile quad-oval at a blistering 192.417 miles per hour, qualifying ninth for Friday night's event. 

 

Cool temperatures and a light sprinkling of rain were present as the drivers arrived on pit road for pre-race ceremonies, but quickly dissipated as the cars began firing their engines.  The green flag turned the field loose in a high-speed spectacle that would keep fans on the edge of their seats.  After going green, Mears began to throttle forward and had the GEICO Chevy sitting in the sixth position by lap nine.  As the opening segment began to wind down, Mears reported to crew chief Bootie Barker that the frontend was falling off bad.  Barker assured him they would make the necessary adjustments during the upcoming break. 

 

Mears finished up the opening segment in the 6th position and was pleased with the speed of his GEICO machine.  He visited pit road where the Germain Racing crew delivered the promised changes, along with four tires and fuel before sending him back out on the racetrack for the final segment of racing.  Mears restarted the race from the 10th position, but by the time he completed just a single lap he was back up to sixth place and two laps later was running solidly in the top five.  He continued to reign in the leaders and when the checkered flag waved, Mears and his military-themed No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS collected a third place finish.  Upon crossing the finish line, Mears joyfully took to the team's radio frequency: "Great job, guys.  This is the best car we've ever had here."  Mears popularity among fans was also evident when he wrapped up the All-Star week as one of the top 10 drivers in the Sprint Fan Vote.

 

"It was a lot of fun to drive the GEICO Chevy tonight, it had a lot of speed," Mears said.  "This may be the first time that we were passing cars on the final laps here at Charlotte.  We've always struggled here, so it is nice to see that we're making some progress.  I'm happy for GEICO, KMC Wheels, Castrol and all of our partners.  It's always fun when you can go to a racetrack and be that fast.  I appreciate the hard work of everyone on this Germain team and we're looking forward to the Coke 600 next week."  He added, "It was cool that so many fans voted for me in the Sprint Fan Vote.  Things like that are humbling and mean so much because it's a democratic process that the fans directly take part in and I appreciate their support.  Our fans are important to me because that's what this sport is all about, they are why we get to do what we do each week."

 

The Germain Racing team will again return to Charlotte Motor Speedway next week.  The Coca-Cola 600 bears special meaning in the Mears' household, as it is the race where Casey captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in 2007.  

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Thursday, May 22nd, at 2:30 PM (EDT).  Qualifying will follow at 7:10 PM (EDT).

 

The Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, May 25th, and it will be televised live on FOX beginning at 6:00 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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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com

May 14
2014

Fast Lube Plus Joins GEICO Chevy SS at Charlotte for All Star Weekend

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For Immediate Release

 

Fast Lube Plus of Cary, NC, is an All-Star Associate on the Special Camouflage-decorated GEICO Chevrolet SS with Casey Mears at Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

May 14, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – This week is a very special week for Germain Racing driver Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS team. A special paint scheme. A special uniform. A Top 10 driver and a North Carolina-based associate sponsor. Fast Lube Plus, with locations in and around Cary, NC, is joining Mears in the debut of a very special paint scheme being featured on the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The camouflaged GEICO Chevy will first race Friday night in the Sprint Showdown – a qualifying event for Saturday’s Sprint All Star Race. Mears is in the Top 10 for fan votes which could mean he is voted into the Sprint All Star Race field if he doesn’t gain entry via the Sprint Showdown.

 

Fast Lube Plus offers Castrol liquid technology in their oil changes at locations in Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Apex and Garner. Stop into Fast Lube Plus for shock and suspension service, too.

 

You may have to look twice to find the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS and Mears this weekend as they will both be cloaked in camouflage, but, they will be there, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, starting with Sprint Showdown practice at 12:05 PM (EDT) on Friday, May 16th. Qualifying follows at 4:10 PM. The two-segment race will kick off at 7:15 PM. All will air live on FOX Sports 1.  The Performance Radio Network (PRN) will carry the live Sprint Showdown radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90. Saturday’s Sprint All Star race is scheduled to start at 9:10 PM.

 

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