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Casey Mears Moves to Richard Childress Racing in 2009

Marcus BradfordContributor IAugust 26, 2008

Casey Mears began his career at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 2003.

Since then he has been in five different cars.

He is currently with Hendrick Motorsports, where he won the Coca-Cola 600 in 2007. He is a great driver with just bad luck.

Soon Mears will be in one of the Richard Childress Racing cars. He was announced as Richard CHildress Racing's fourth driver last Saturday at Bristol, and will take over the No. 07 Chevy currently being driven by Clint Bowyer at the beginning of next season. Bowyer will move to a new car being fielded by RCR, the No. 33.

"I've watched Casey's career from the time when he first came in," Childress said. "He's always impressed me. Standing up there and watching the race with your dad, you almost won the race one day up there in Michigan—and I think I was pulling for you about as hard as I was for our cars."

Casey is the nephew of four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears and the son of Roger Mears, who ran in the Indy 500 twice and is an off-road racing legend.

Casey was the second-youngest driver in USAC history to win a feature race when he did it at age 16.

Casey began racing BMX bicycles at age 4.

Casey's home once was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs.

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