Mears seeking another top-five finish at MIS
- Aug 18, 2007
- 5 Team
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 18, 2007) – After finishing 15th last Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Casey Mears gained three spots in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series points standings.
The 29-year-old driver currently sits 16th in the standings and has advanced a series-best 19 positions since winning the May 27 race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
“Last weekend was a good points weekend for our No. 25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet team,” Mears said. “We had a solid finish, and some of the people right around us in the points had problems.
“But with only four races to go before the Chase, we’re still a long ways out. We definitely need great finishes and a little luck these next few weeks. We’re focused on getting everything we can.”
Mears has a solid history at Michigan International Speedway that includes a best NEXTEL Cup finish of fourth place, which he accomplished in June with Hendrick Motorsports. He also has two top-10 finishes and three top-10 qualifying efforts in nine career Cup Series starts at the two-mile oval.
In addition, Mears won the June 2003 ARCA Series event at MIS from the pole position after qualifying in track-record time.
The NEXTEL Cup race at Michigan International Speedway will air live Sunday on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET.