MEARS AND THE GECKO ESCAPE WINDY CITY WITH 26TH PLACE FINISH

Player Management International Media Release Joliet, IL (September 14, 2014) – Chicago is a race that Casey Mears leaves circled on his calendar, and for good reason. In 2006, the Bakersfield, CA, native scored his first NASCAR win in the Windy City before capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole there a year later in 2007. Intermediate tracks have proved challenging for Germain Racing, but the team was hopeful that the trend would change. While the opening practice saw Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS land 29th on the board, Saturday morning’s session found them bouncing back, jumping to 16th on the speed chart. Unfortunately, Mother Nature got the best of the 1.5-mile speedway on Friday afternoon, as the track succumbed to heavy rain and left Sprint Cup Series qualifying canceled. Consequently, Sunday’s starting field would be set read more »