#13 NASCAR Team News and Links


OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS

Germain Racing
Casey Mears (2015)
Casey Mears Racing

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS

GEICO (2015)(33 races)

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS

KMC Wheels
CastrolAtlanta.com

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Germain Racing - Facebook
Germain Racing - Twitter
GEICO Racing - Twitter
Casey Mears Racing - Facebook
KMC Wheels - Twitter

STATISTICS

Casey Mears - ESPN
Casey Mears - RacingReference.info

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  • Contract Status: Driver: 2015; Primary Sponsor: 2015; Manufacturer: 2015+


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  • Nickelodeon announces driver lineup for SpongeBob SquarePants 400 weekend: Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants will take over Kansas Speedway, for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 weekend, May 8-9. The world's most famous sponge and his Bikini Bottom friends will take an adventurous ride on the cars of four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, all vying to win the coveted SpongeBob SquarePants 400 trophy. The SpongeBob SquarePants 400 will feature an all-star NASCAR Sprint Cup lineup including:
    Greg Biffle, driving the #16 Cheez-It/ Patrick Star Ford Fusion
    Michael McDowell, driving the #95 WRL/Larry the Lobster Ford Fusion
    Casey Mears, driving the #13 Squidward Tentacles Chevrolet SS
    David Ragan, driving the #55 Aarons/SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Camry
    NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy will join in on the fun when he takes out his #11 Local Motors/ SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8. Additionally, NASCAR XFINITY Series star Bubba Wallace will pilot the #6 SpongeBob SquarePants Ford Mustang for the Winn-Dixie XFINITY Series race on Saturday, May 2. His Ford machine will feature SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends Patrick, SquidWard, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks.
    "It's really fun to be part of the Nickelodeon lineup for the Kansas race and get to feature Patrick Star and Cheez-It on our No. 16 Ford," said Biffle, who boasts a pair of victories on the 1.5-mile oval at Kansas. "Nickelodeon does a lot to bring sports to kids, which is something that is important and I'm glad to be a part of it. Kansas is a good track for us and Saturday night races are always exciting. Hopefully we can get another Kansas win."
    Also at the speedway, attendees will be able to enjoy some pre-Mother's Day fun in the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, which will be located in the Kansas Speedway Fan Zone. The area will feature appearances from the SpongeBob SquarePants costumed characters, a SpongeBob SquarePants photo station and more.
    On Wednesday, May 13, Nickelodeon will air episodes of Hammer Down, a docu-series produced by NASCAR Productions, in a special racing-themed night during the NickSportsprogramming block on Nicktoons. Hammer Down is an original, four-episode series featuring four of NASCAR's rising stars--Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Kenzie Ruston-that give fans an all-access pass into the young athletes' lives as they aspire to become elite NASCAR drivers, while also enjoying time with friends and coming of age as young adults. The NickSports programming block airs every Wednesday, from 9:00-11:00 pm (ET/PT).(Nickelodeon/VMG)(5-1-2015)

  • added the four SpongeBob SquarePants schemes that will run at Kansas: #13 Squidward Tentacles, #16 Cheez-It / Patrick Star, #55 Aarons / SpongeBob SquarePants, #95 WRL / Larry the Lobster

  • Castrol Premium Lube Express featured on #13 at Atlanta: Castrol Premium Lube Express is a featured associate sponsor on the #13 GEICO Chevrolet SS driven by Casey Mears this weekend at Atlanta. Georgia features many Castrol Premium Lube Express (CPLE) locations - find a location list at CastrolAtlanta.com.(Germain Racing)(3-1-2015)

  • Mears to compete in Sprint Unlimited: Casey Mears will join the 25-car Sprint Unlimited next week, a team spokesperson confirmed Friday. The Germain Racing driver will be the third competitor to be added to fill the field. #55-Brian Vickers, #33-Brian Scott and #47-AJ Allmendinger each were eligible for the event but those teams have pulled out. That's allowed #15-Clint Bowyer, #27-Paul Menard and #13-Mears to join the field.(NBC Sports)(2-6-2015)

  • #13 Crew Chief Bootie Barker explains flaring the skirt out:
    Q) "How does the post-race inspection process work with the body - specifically with the "flare" on the right side, side skirt by the wheel well? I race on a short-track level, and our officials would never let that through tech."
    Barker: "We flare the skirt out to increase the car's downforce and side force. They're big hitters on just planting the car more. I use the term "capability." A car has two limitations on how fast it can go: the driver and its capability. When you flare out the sides like that, you're adding downforce, you're adding capability to the car. It can physically run faster because it sticks more. How can we get away with it? NASCAR's not blind. They know we're doing it. You have to go through initial inspection in a certain way, and for whatever reason, they have deemed it acceptable for us to do those things during the race and we aren't suffering the consequences afterwards. Now, will they one day go, 'This has gotten ridiculous and we have to stop this?' That's really their decision, and we won't know what that "too far" is until one of us does it. So, that's what happens. We just keep pushing the limit until somebody kind of establishes what the limit is."(see full interview at NASCAR Illustrated)(1-3-2015)

  • Career start #400 for Mears: #13-Casey Mears will start his 400th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.(7-27-2014)

  • KMC Wheels joins Germain Racing: Germain Racing announced the addition of KMC Wheels as a major associate sponsor on their #13 GEICO Chevrolet SS and driver Casey Mears for the 2014 season. KMC Wheels, which was founded in 1982, is not unfamiliar to Mears who has long used their cutting edge custom wheels on a variety of vehicles over the years. KMC Wheels is a brand of Wheel Pros, which has multi-disciplinary sponsorships encompassing nearly the entire sport of auto racing, as well as off-road truck racing. The relationship with Germain Racing and Casey Mears will be their first full-time sponsorship effort in the sport of NASCAR and will serve to complement their current programs, while also expanding their reach among the racing world. Wheel Pros' longstanding commitment to motorsports has Mears excited to be the KMC Wheels brand ambassador in the world of stock car racing.(PMI)(2-14-2014)


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Next Race: SpongeBob SquarePants 400

Countdown to Race Time: 5/9/2015 ~7:46pm/et

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