August 16, 2009 on ESPN
Mears visits Jackson in support of CARFAX 400
Mich. -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey
Mears gets the opportunity to race in the sport’s
top series each and every week as driver of the No. 07
Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. However, in the
beginning it all started at the go-kart track for Mears.
was in Jackson, Mich. in support of the Sprint Cup Series
CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August
16, returned to the go-kart track on Thursday by competing
against media and sponsors at Jackson Speedway. Mears
posted victories in a majority of the heat races against
some tough competition.
was a lot of fun. I raced on the go-kart circuit for a
couple of years so it was nice to get back in a kart and
race against some media and sponsors who were pretty tough
competition,” Mears said. “I’m happy
to support MIS and the upcoming CARFAX 400 race at the
track on August 16.”
Mears met with
members of the local media and sponsors ranging from CARFAX,
to local sponsors like Budweiser and Alro Steel.
“It’s great to see sponsors come out and support
events like this. Sponsors are a big part of our business
and I enjoyed interacting with all of them today,”
Roger Curtis welcomed Mears to the event and also raced
against the RCR driver in a few heat races.
is one of racing’s top drivers and a great ambassador
for NASCAR,” Curtis said. “He put up some
tough competition on the go-kart track today. We appreciate
him attending our media event and look forward to seeing
him hopefully make it to Victory Lane in the CARFAX 400
at MIS on August 16.”
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