Casey Mears Returns to NASCAR for the Daytona 500 in the No. 27 Rim Ryderz Camaro ZL1
February 14, 2019
Casey Mears is making his return to NASCAR in this weekend’s Daytona 500. He will pilot the No. 27 Rim Ryderz Camaro ZL1 for Germain Racing, built and staffed in collaboration with Premium Motorsports. After locking himself into the race based on his qualifying speed, Mears’ official starting spot will be determined in the second qualifying duel on Thursday night. This will be his 13th appearance in the Daytona 500.
Mears has 25 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway under his belt. He has an average start of 23.2 and an average finish of 20.0 at the famed track. Coming close to victory, Mears earned a second-place finish in the 2006 Daytona 500. He has a total of two top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes and has led 21 laps of competition. Mears has run five NASCAR Xfinity series races at the historic track, scoring two top-10 finishes.
Mears Weekend Chatter
What are you most excited about in your return to NASCAR for the Daytona 500?
“Who doesn’t love the Daytona 500? It is the biggest race of the year. I’m excited to have the opportunity to race in it again. To already be locked in on qualifying speed is a big relief going into Thursday night’s duels. Everyone has worked so hard to put this program together. With Rim Ryderz jumping on board, I have a good feeling about how the weekend will go. I would love nothing more than to get this Rim Ryderz Camaro ZL1 to Victory Lane with Bob Germain, Jay Robinson and everyone that has made this happen.”
Tickets and Tune In!
The Daytona 500 will be run on Sunday, February 17. Tickets to the “Great American Race” can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
The race will air live at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.