Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Casey Mears will run at least 20 races – and possibly the full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule – for Germain Racing in their #13 Toyota Camry. “We are running Casey in the #13 car for at least 20 races... maybe full season,” said team owner Bob Germain via email Tuesday. “(We will run) the first six for sure... then will see where we are in points.”
Germain said GEICO will sponsor the car in 18 races -- including the first six -- adding that the team is "working with some other sponsors to try to fill out the schedule." A spokesperson for GEICO confirmed that the company will sponsor Mears in at least 18 races in both 2011 and 2012, with a possibility for additional starts each season.
Mears finished 36th in last year’s Sprint Cup standings, driving for multiple teams. Germain Racing fielded its #13 Toyota with GEICO sponsorship for Max Papis last season, qualifying for a total of 18 races, in addition to five DNQs.