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Off the Wall With: Casey Mears

We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new questions for your favorite racing personalities!  Next up: Casey Mears, driver of the No. 13 GEICO Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

What was your first race car and what number was it?

Casey Mears: I first started racing 3-wheelers. The first race car was a Super Light Mickey Thompson off road series and the number was 10.

What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?

Mears: Definitely the most crazy was when, at Watkins Glen, a fan ran out on the track to get an autograph under the red flag.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

Mears: First concert was Soul Asylum, and I didn’t enjoy it…haha!

What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?

Mears: When I was in a van…and Sterling Marlin threw quarter sticks of dynamite under the van…I was on wrong side of that joke!

What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?

Mears: Taking my dad’s Jeep when I was 14 when my parents were out of town…oops…

Just in case you missed it…

What was your 1st race car and what number was it? What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race? What was the first concert you attended? What was the best practical joke you were involved in as either perpetrator or victim? What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
David Ragan No. 77 Bandolero Throwing up in the car Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty Rather watch than be involved Nothing!

 

About the author

Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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