Kansas: Casey Mears preview

TARGET TEAM FACTS: Kansas History: This is Mears' first Winston Cup start at Kansas Speedway. Last season in the Busch Series, Mears started 13th and finished 29th at Kansas. Target Dodge: Team Target is taking chassis ...

TARGET TEAM FACTS:

Kansas History: This is Mears' first Winston Cup start at Kansas Speedway. Last season in the Busch Series, Mears started 13th and finished 29th at Kansas.

Target Dodge: Team Target is taking chassis # 308. This car has seen four Winston Cup races this season - Michigan, Charlotte, and both Pocono races. Mears' best finish in this car was 20th in Michigan.

Best Qualifying: Mears' best qualifying effort this season was a fourth place starting position at Chicagoland Speedway.

Busch Series: Along with his Winston Cup duties, Mears will also compete in the Kansas Busch Series race this weekend. He will pilot the No. 19 Target Dodge for Braun Racing.

Busch Stats: In seven starts in the Busch Series this season, Mears has earned one pole award and three top-10 finishes.

Raybestos Rookie Teammates: Casey Mears and Jamie McMurray are the first teammate rookies to compete for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors. Mears currently sits in third place in rookie points while McMurray leads the points.

Leader: Mears became the first 2003 rookie to lead a lap and the only rookie to lead a lap in the Daytona 500.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray