BUSCH: Darlington II: Casey Mears preview

Casey Mears No. 66 Phillips 66 Dodge Intrepid NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Notes & Quotes The Equipment... "Fast Bob" is the car the Phillips 66 team will compete with this weekend in the "South Carolina 200" at Darlington...

Casey Mears No. 66 Phillips 66 Dodge Intrepid NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division

Notes & Quotes
The Equipment... "Fast Bob" is the car the Phillips 66 team will compete with this weekend in the "South Carolina 200" at Darlington Raceway. The only other appearances for "Fast Bob" this season was at North Carolina Speedway in February and Darlington in March. The name was selected from a picture that Mears drew during an ARCA event last year at Talladega Superspeedway. The drawing depicted a driver (Fast Bob) and his trusty race car.

At Darlington in March... The Phillips 66 team was forced to retire early from the spring race at Darlington after completing just 67 laps. Tire debris had severed the brake lines and knocked the battery loose. The team made quick repairs to both items and sent Mears back onto the track, but the problem continued and Mears was forced to bring the car to the garage area for more repairs. The team further inspected the fuel lines and the carburetor and decided to change the carburetor with hopes of solving the problem. After making one more attempt to rejoin the race with no success, the team elected to park the No. 66 Dodge.

Casey Mears' Thoughts On Returning to Darlington... "It was important for me to get laps in at Darlington in the spring. I still consider myself to be somewhat of a rookie there because we didn't get to finish the entire race due to some technical problems. I really like the track and I think it's one of the most fun to drive on the circuit, especially in qualifying trim. In race mode, it becomes much more of a challenge and almost a pain to get around because the tires fall of so bad.

-jm-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Casey Mears