Bristol: Casey Mears preview

Casey Mears and No. 41 Target Dodge Target Team Facts: * Championship Standings: The Target Team rallied back from falling a lap down in 30th position to finish 15th at Darlington last weekend. The top-15 finish moved...

Casey Mears and No. 41 Target Dodge

Target Team Facts:

* Championship Standings: The Target Team rallied back from falling a lap down in 30th position to finish 15th at Darlington last weekend. The top-15 finish moved Casey Mears from 19th to 17th in the NEXTEL Cup standings, just 85 point out of the NASCAR Top 10.

* Bristol Facts: Mears looks to improve on his best finish at Bristol Motor Speedway of 21st and also his qualifying effort this weekend. The team had to use a provisional in both races at the 0.533-mile track last season. He finished 32nd in the Food City 500 in 2003.

* Chassis: Crew chief Jimmy Elledge and the Target Team are bringing chassis #108 to Bristol this weekend. Mears piloted chassis #108 to a 21st-place finish at Rockingham earlier this season after qualifying the car 14th for the race.

* What a difference a year can make... Mears has improved his starting spot and finishing position in every race this season except for his finish in Atlanta. However, he was running eighth in Atlanta before a blown motor ended his top-10 run with 23 laps to go.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears