Jamie McMurray ends long Sprint Cup drought with Talladega victory

LINCOLN, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jamie McMurray ended a 108-race winless drought Sunday, outpacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. down the stretch to take the Sprint Cup event at Talladega Superspeedway.

Rain washes out NASCAR qualifying

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Casey Mears was awarded the pole Friday after heavy rain washed out qualifying for the Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth wins pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth turned in a lap of 192.386 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR driver Vickers hospitalized

NASCAR driver Vickers hospitalized

DOVER, Del., May 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition and will miss this weekend's race in Delaware.

Harvick, Mears crews to swap places

WELCOME, N.C., April 22 (UPI) -- The crew chiefs of Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears will swap places after Sunday's Aaron's 499 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Earnhardt Jr., Mears placed on probation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- NASCAR placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation Tuesday for the next six Sprint Cup Series races.

Harvick wins Budweiser Sprint Shootout

DAYTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick drove past Jamie McMurray on the final lap Saturday night to win the Budweiser Shootout Sprint at Daytona International Speedway.

Hendick Motorsports, Casey Mears to part

LOUDON, N.H., June 27 (UPI) -- Hendrick Motorsports will drop driver Casey Mears at the end of the 2008 Sprint Cup auto racing season, the team said Friday.
Kyle Busch speeds to another victory

Kyle Busch speeds to another victory

SONOMA, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won his fifth Sprint Cup race of the year Sunday, finishing 1.716 seconds ahead of David Gilliland in the Toyota Save Mart 350 in California.

Earnhardt, Hamlin win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin won the two Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, with both outcomes creating NASCAR milestones.

Giuliani courts NASCAR fans

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said would-be voters from the fast track of NASCAR racing are close to his sporting heart.

Biffle wins the latest Nextel Cup race

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle beat Clint Bowyer to win Sunday's LifeLock 400 Nextel Cup race at Kansas City, Kan., the third event of the 10-race "Chase for the Nextel Cup."

Johnson wins the latest Nextel Cup race

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Johnson beat Tony Stewart Saturday night to win the Nextel Cup’s Chevy Rock & Roll auto race at Richmond, Va.

Stewart wins race at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill., July 15 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart Sunday crossed the finish line before Matt Kenseth to win the Nextel Cup's USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

Casey Mears wins his first pole of '07

JOLIET, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- Casey Mears Friday won his first pole of the season, turning in the best qualifying time for Sunday's NASCAR USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway.
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Casey Mears
NASCAR driver Casey Mears discusses the upcoming race season during a media tour stop at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, North Carolina on January 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing. He is the nephew of four time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears and the son of Indy and off-road veteran Roger Mears.

After racing in go-karts for a season in 1991, Mears began competing in the SuperLites Off-Road Series in 1992 where he posted several top-three finishes. He moved to sprint cars in 1994 and finished third in the Jim Russell USAC Triple Crown Championship, with a win at Mesa Marin Raceway. The next season, he won the championship in the USAC series.

In 1996, Mears made his CART's Indy Lights championship series debut at the Cleveland Grand Prix and finished eighth. The following year, he competed full-time in the Indy Lights championship and in 1999 finished second, losing by 14 points. He was also just the fourth driver in Indy Lights series history to complete every lap in a single season. Mears continued to compete in the Indy Lights in 2000 and won his first race at the Grand Prix of Houston meeting in October.

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