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!|
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Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-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 working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is 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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