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Sep 30
2014

Castrol Premium Lube Express is Associate Sponsor in Kansas

Posted by lori in Team Chevy , NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , Castrol Premium Lube Express , Castrol , Casey Mears

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

 

September 30, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – If NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans need to freshen up their autos for the road trip to Kansas Speedway, they needn’t look far to find a Castrol Premium Lube Express. The high quality and liquid engineering of Castrol can be installed at locations in St. Joseph and Independence, MO, as well as Ottawa, KS. Castrol Premium Lube Express will be featured as an associate sponsor on the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears in this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Castrol Premium Lube Express (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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series activity from Kansas Speedway for the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS and Casey Mears this weekend: Friday, October 3rd, from 1-2:20 p.m. ET opening practice airs on FOX Sports 1. At 5:45 p.m. see Coors Light Pole Qualifying on ESPN2; Saturday’s first practice is from 11-11:50 a.m. on FOX Sports 1 and final practice is 2-2:50 p.m. on FOX Sports 2. Sunday’s race, #HC400, airs at 2 p.m. on ESPN or listen in to the 267 laps, 400.5 miles of action on Motor Racing Network (MRN) or SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90

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 features commentary via Twitter @GermainRacing and Facebook.com/GermainRacing. For news, photos and team information check in at GermainRacing.com .

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 29
2014

GEICO Racing Report from Dover

Posted by lori in WIX Filters , Team Chevy , Sherwin Williams , NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , GM , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO , Caymus Vineyards , Castrol , Casey Mears , CarSense , Bootie Barker , Bob Germain , Armed Services YMCA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

MEARS CAPS OFF BUSY WEEK WITH STRONG RUN AT THE MONSTER MILE

Dover, DE (September 28, 2014) - After a solid run in New Hampshire, Casey Mears and the GEICO team headed to Dover, DE, armed with a battle plan for the track affectionately referred to as the Monster Mile. First though, Mears and the Germain Racing crew would stop and visit with service members at Dover Air Force Base, where they took part in a C-17 orientation flight with the 436th Airlift Wing. They found themselves experiencing in-air refueling of aircraft, cargo deployment and an assault landing. Germain Racing would reciprocate when 20 members of the Air Force joined the team at the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday.

 

Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS got off to a quick start on Friday when they finished up 21st fastest in the weekend's opening practice session. He would later qualify 30th for Sunday's race before rebounding with solid practices on Saturday.

 

Bright sunshine and heat accompanied the anticipated action on the racetrack when the event got underway on Sunday afternoon. Mears playfully commented over the r adio during the parade laps that the "man upstairs put another log on the fire." He started from the 30th position when the green flag turned the field loose for 400-miles of racing.

 

Mears had the GEICO Chevy in the 28th position when debris brought out the first caution flag of the afternoon on lap 62. He took the opportunity to visit pit road where the GEICO crew refreshed him with four fresh tires, fuel and adjustments. While the pit crew turned in a quick stop, Mears wo  uld unfortunately be assessed a speeding penalty that would relegate him to the 38th position when the race went back to green on lap 67. When the caution flag reappeared just eight laps later on lap 75, the No. 13 GEICO Chevy was in 34th and once again traveled down pit road for service. The Germain Racing crew shifted into high gear and returned Mears to the racing surface four positions to the good in 30th when the race returned to green on lap 79. One lap down to the field, Mears pedaled quickly around the high-banked one-mile oval and was sitting in the free pass position when a much-needed yellow flag waved on lap 170 and returned the GEICO Chevy to the lead lap.

 

Mears consistently posted top-5 and top-10 lap times and ran solidly in the top-25 throughout the afternoon. When a long green flag run towards the end of the race left Mears at full speed for an extended period of time, crew chief Bootie Barker warned the GEICO driver that he would be approximately two-laps short on fuel and advised him to save where he could. With just 50 laps remaining in the race, Mears was forced to save fuel. Consequently, he would surrender crucial real estate, which resulted in a loss of positions that left him in 27th when the checkered flag closed out 400-laps of racing. While 27th was not the desired result, the alternative could have been an empty fuel tank that would have left the team in a more dire situation.

 

"Today was an odd day because we ran pretty well and had speed, so it was a hard-fought 27th place finish for the GEICO team," Mears said. "This place is tough. If we don't have to save fuel, maybe we finish a few spots better, but all in all it was a strong day and the crew did a great job on pit road, as well. It was also nice to have so many of the folks from our visit to Dover Air Force Base with us today. They were very generous during our C-17 orientation flight, so it was cool to be able to do something for them and show them a good time."

 

The next stop for Mears and his GEICO team on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is the Sunflower State.

                                                     

Casey Mears and the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS will hit the track at Kansas Speedway for the weekend's opening practice session on Friday, October 3rd, at 1:00 PM (EDT). Qualifying will follow at 5:45 PM (EDT).

 

The Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, October 5th, 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

 

 

- PMI -


Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

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

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 23
2014

NASCAR Team to receive Orientation Flight

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436TH AIRLIFT WING (AMC) PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIVISION, 201 Eagle Way, Dover Air Force Base, DE 19902 Telephone: (302) 677-3372 Fax: (302) 677-2901 http://www.dover.af.mil/


NASCAR Team to receive C-17 Orientation Flight September 11, 2014 RELEASE NO: 14-09-0003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. Members of the Germain Racing team will take part in a C-17 Globemaster III orientation flight on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Germain Racing will be in Dover, Del. for the Sept. 26-28, 2014 NASCAR Race weekend at Dover International Speedway. Germain Racing fields the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS, driven by Casey Mears.

The orientation flight is a local training mission that will give the team the opportunity to witness an in-flight air refueling. The orientation flight provides the opportunity for the team members to better understand Dover Air Force Base’s mission and flight operations and how it fits into the overall Air Force mission and be able to relay that to their public audience.

Members of Team Dover and NASCAR participants work hand-in-hand each year twice per year for race weekends at Dover International Speedway.

Ten seats are reserved for media to attend for coverage and participation in the flight. Seats are first come, first serve. Media interested in attending should contact alannah.staver.2@us.af.mil no later than close of business on Friday, September 19, 2014. Upon RSVP and confirmation of attendance, media representatives will be provided further details. 


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

 

 

- PMI -


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

 

- PMI -


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

 

- 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.

 

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

 

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