MEARS’ STRONG BRISTOL RUN THWARTED BY LATE-RACE FUEL ISSUE

Bristol, TN (April 19, 2015) - The “Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer” was as up and down as the banking that makes Bristol Motor Speedway famous. The 500-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX. Despite the 100% chance of rain in the forecast, the green flag waved only about 90 minutes late. That said, the race that officially lasted 3 hours and 37 minutes took nearly 8 hours of starts, stops and waits to be completed. During that time, Casey Mears drove the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet on a tear toward the front of the field, then spent many, many laps chasing it down again before getting cut off shy of a top-20 finish.

Mears took the green flag in 27th position, raced up to the 22nd spot and then read more »