No. 07 Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing DRIVER: Casey Mears BORN: March 12, 1978 HOMETOWN: Bakersfield, Calif. CREW CHIEF: Gil Martin NOTES: Moving from Hendrick Motorsports to become RCR's fourth Cup driver, Mears takes over the car driven into the Chase last year by Clint Bowyer, who moves to RCR's new No. 33. In six full seasons in Cup, Mears has 12 top-fives, including a victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the 2007 Coca-Cola 600. Finished 20th in the season points last year. Nephew of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears recently became a father for the first time.
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