Rockingham: Casey Mears preview

TARGET TEAM FACTS: * Chassis: Team Target will race chassis ...


* Chassis: Team Target will race chassis #112 at Rockingham this weekend. This is the same chassis that Jimmy Spencer almost won in last season at Bristol.

* Mears has competed in two Busch Series races at The Rock. He got into an accident in the first race and finished 18th in the second race.

* Mears became the first rookie to lead a lap and the only rookie to lead a lap in the Daytona 500 last weekend.


"The last time I was at Rockingham I was testing the Winston Cup car. I thought it went pretty good and I learned a lot about how to drive the Cup car around there. There wasn't many of us there but out of the ones that did qualifying runs we were the quickest. The car we tested there was the best handling car I've ever had there so I'm really looking forward to it."

"It feels good to be going to a track where the driver has more influence. You're not going to loose the draft at Rockingham and not be able to catch back up."

"Considering how long Daytona is and how drawn out it is, our guys really came together well and worked together well during the first event of the season. When we wrecked our primary car in Happy Hour and had to go to a backup car the guys changed it over and got it ready for the race in no time. They did an excellent job and gave me a good car for the race. We just needed more laps and less rain."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Casey Mears