Tag Archives: Casey Mears

Mears, Toyotas Tough At Friday Richmond Practices

Toyota has amassed a very impressive record at the Richmond International Raceway. In the last 15 Cup races at the Virginia short track, Toyota has won nine times. This dominance showed no signs of slowing down on Friday, as Toyota generally stayed strong. Kyle Busch was fastest in the one-hour …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams From Bristol to Michigan

Tommy Baldwin Racing Regan Smith, No. 7 APC Chevrolet Looking back: Smith had a brush with the wall just past the quarter mark of the race, bringing out the first caution of the day after the restart Sunday following the earlier competition yellow.  Even so, he managed to avoid further trouble …

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The Underdog House: Why NASCAR’s Small Teams Matter

The teams covered in this article each week aren’t likely race winners (though many of them certainly can—and on occasion have—win if circumstances dictate). However, NASCAR is about more than winning.  Consider the amount of preparation that one of the sport’s elite teams has to put into bringing a racecar to the …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams from Pocono to Watkins Glen

Tommy Badwin Racing Regan Smith, No. 7 APC Chevrolet Looking back: Chris Buescher wasn’t the only small-team driver who scored a top finish Monday. Smith’s third-place run ties his organization’s best finish ever and marks TBR’s top finish not on a restrictor-plate track.  Sound strategy played into the team’s hands and …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams From Indy to Pocono

Indianapolis represented a mixed bag for the small teams this week, with finishes ranging from 14th for rookie Chris Buescher to 40th for Matt DiBenedetto, thanks to an untimely engine expiration.  Indy is a tough track for teams that are a step or two behind the elite teams in both …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams from Loudon to Indy

NASCAR has a few tracks that are fairly unique in layout.  Among those are both new Hampshire Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway-a flat one-mile oval with long straights and tight turns – think big Martinsville – and a huge, flat, rectangular behemoth with four separate corners and four straights …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams from Kentucky to New Hampshire

So… what makes a small team? Yep, I addressed this last week, but again, we’ll give it one more time for those race fans who missed the last edition. I’m frequently asked how I categorize NASCAR’s teams, and I’m sure lots of people have a different definition, but I look …

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