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Casey Mears No. 66 Phillips 66 Dodge Intrepid Notes & Quotes The Equipment... The Phillips 66 team will compete with "Chumley" this weekend at Gateway International Raceway. "Chumley" made its last appearance at Nashville Superspeedway in June,...

Casey Mears
No. 66 Phillips 66 Dodge Intrepid

Notes & Quotes
The Equipment... The Phillips 66 team will compete with "Chumley" this weekend at Gateway International Raceway. "Chumley" made its last appearance at Nashville Superspeedway in June, finishing 10th. The same car also ran at Richmond, New Hampshire and Nazareth Speedway earlier this year.

Been There Before...
Saturday's Charter Pipeline 250 will mark the first time Casey Mears has competed at Gateway International Raceway in a stock car, but not the first time he has raced there. Mears competed in several Indy Lights Series events at the track; including a second-place finish in 2000.

Casey Mears' Thoughts On Gateway International Raceway...
"It's a great place to race because of the challenges it presents. Just because you might be handling well in turns one and two doesn't mean the same will apply in turns three and four. It very important that you get off turn two well. When I was there with the Indy Lights Series in 2000, my teammates and I finished 1-2-3. Unfortunately, I finished second, but it was still a great day."

Crew Chief Donnie Richeson's Thoughts On Gateway International Raceway...
"The difficult part in preparing for St. Louis is the fact that turns one and two are completely different from turns three and four. One and two have a real tight radius with some banking and turns three and four are more of sweeping corners with little banking. Having two opposite ends can be an issue when trying to get a balance on the car you can live with.

"Brakes also are an issue at Gateway because you carry so much speed around the track. When you dive off into turn one you have to be able to get the car slowed down to be able to negotiate the tight corner."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Casey Mears