BUSCH: Nashville: Casey Mears preview

Casey Mears' Thoughts On Nashville Superspeedway... "The track is smooth, but a little bit inconsistent. There are smooth spots and then there are slick spots. It's a one-groove track and you need to have a car that works well on the bottom ...

Casey Mears' Thoughts On Nashville Superspeedway... "The track is smooth, but a little bit inconsistent. There are smooth spots and then there are slick spots. It's a one-groove track and you need to have a car that works well on the bottom because the outside groove provides little grip."

Casey Mears' Thoughts On Testing At Nashville Superspeedway... "We weren't as fast as we'd like to have been, but we learned a lot, particularly about the front-end geometry of the car. It's the first place we tested at that I'm skeptical about going back to. I really don't know how we're going to be when we return. On the same token I have all the faith in my crew and know we'll make good progress during the weekend."

Crew Chief Donnie Richeson's Thoughts On Racing At Nashville... "It's kind of an odd race track. The track is white and so are the walls, which leaves no point of reference or markings for the driver. Without any markings, it can be difficult for a driver to know how far you can drive into the corner, etc. The grinding work they've done on the track has seemed to help. I think there's more grip now than last year. Last year if you slipped up off the bottom you would have wrecked a race car."

The Equipment... The Phillips 66 team will compete with "Fast Bob" this weekend in Nashville. The only other appearances for "Fast Bob" this season have come at Rockingham and Darlington. 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.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Casey Mears