Richmond II: Casey Mears preview

TARGET TEAM FACTS: * Spring Richmond race: In the Pontiac Excitement 400 at RIR in the spring, Casey Mears had a strong car and was close to his first top-10 finish when he was caught in a wreck when a few cars checked up in front of him. The ...

TARGET TEAM FACTS:

* Spring Richmond race: In the Pontiac Excitement 400 at RIR in the spring, Casey Mears had a strong car and was close to his first top-10 finish when he was caught in a wreck when a few cars checked up in front of him. The alignment of the car was hindered and the team finished in 28th place.

* Good Car: Team Target is taking chassis # 106 to Richmond this weekend. This is one of the team's favorite cars. Mears had a good run in Richmond earlier this year with this same car and he finished 16th in Loudon with it as well.

* Double Duty: Along with the Winston Cup race, Casey will be competing in Braun Racing's No. 19 Target Dodge in the Busch Series race at Richmond this weekend.

* 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.

* Gravity Games: Casey Mears is scheduled to visit the Gravity Games in Cleveland on Thursday, September 11th.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray