Michigan II: Casey Mears preview

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Casey Mears, #41 Target Dodge

TARGET TEAM FACTS:

* Chassis: Team Target will race chassis #201 at Michigan. This is the same car that finished 29th in the Brickyard 400 and 36th at Martinsville earlier this season.

* Double Duty: Along with his Winston Cup duties, Casey Mears will also pilot the No. 19 Tylenol Dodge for Braun Racing in the Busch Series race at Michigan this weekend.

* Raybestos Rookie: Mears is currently third in Raybestos rookie of the year standings. Mears and Jamie McMurray (second) are the first teammate rookies to compete for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors.

* ARCA Win: During his last visit to MIS, Casey Mears won his first career stock car race in his No. 77 Target Dodge in the Michigan ARCA race. This is the first win for Team Target in a stock car as well. Mears won the pole with a new track record to start the race.

CASEY MEARS QUOTES:

"I'm definitely looking forward to going back to Michigan. We had a pretty solid run there last time. I think we had one mistake in the pits but overall it was a good day. That's the site of my first stock car win so I think Michigan will always be one of those tracks that I'll remember forever. We've been qualifying a lot better lately so if we start up front I think we'll have a good shot at a top-10 finish. We're definitely due for one."

-cgr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray