Fontana II: Casey Mears preview

California: Mears will be making his seventh start at his home-state track of California Speedway. He had his best NEXTEL Cup Series effort at the 2-mile oval in February when he drove the Texaco/Havoline Dodge to a seventh-place finish. A ...

California: Mears will be making his seventh start at his home-state track of California Speedway. He had his best NEXTEL Cup Series effort at the 2-mile oval in February when he drove the Texaco/Havoline Dodge to a seventh-place finish.

A little drifting: Mears will participate in the Mopar NASCAR D1 All-Star Drifting Duel on Thursday, August 31 at Irwindale Speedway. The event is the first ever competition pitting drivers from two of the most popular motorsports disciplines, NASCAR and Drifting, in a head-to-head battle. Mears will sign autographs at 7 p.m. before the competition begins at 7:45 p.m.

Double Duty: Mears will make his eighth NASCAR Busch Series start of the season in the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for the Ameriquest 300. Mears and crew chief Brad Parrott have five starts together in the Busch Series this season for CGRFS with an average finish of 3.6. The duo finished third at Texas, eighth at Phoenix, led 59 laps at Charlotte before taking the checkered flag in fourth, captured the win at Chicagoland and finished second at Michigan two weeks ago.

Mears has three starts at California Speedway in a Busch Series car and in those three starts he has one pole and a second-place finish. Parrott has won three of the last four Busch Series races at California Speedway as a crew chief.

-credit: cgr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears