Casey Mears carries with him one of the most recognized names in the sport of auto racing, while his resumé makes him the obvious choice to be the wheelman of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet SS. He has experienced success at each of NASCAR’s top two levels, winning races in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series.
Versatility being a cornerstone for Mears, he has also won races in the Indy Lights Series, ARCA Series, and in 2006 he became the first full-time NASCAR driver to achieve an overall victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
While Mears boasts a distinguished resumé, his family dinner table features a banquet of successful careers. He is flanked by father, Roger Mears, who is a championship off-road racer, while his uncle, Rick Mears, has netted four Indianapolis 500 wins.
Since tabbing Mears to pilot the #13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry in August 2010, Germain Racing has benefitted from Mears’ experience at the top level of NASCAR. Mears made his NASCAR debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 10, 2001, and has been employed by NASCAR’s best and brightest, including Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. On May 27, 2007, Mears visited Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Coca-Cola 600. More recently, he captured his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole behind the wheel of the #13 GEICO machine at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24, 2012.
Germain Racing’s relationship with Chevrolet and technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing, coupled with GEICO’s sponsorship extension, should result in an exciting 2016 season.
When not at the racetrack, Mears enjoys spending time with his family and hitting the sand dunes, while he also favors snowboarding and wakeboarding.
Mears resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Trisha, and their two children.