Veteran Casey Mears has landed a ride for the upcoming Daytona 500.
Mears, 40, will drive the No. 27 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which will be a collaboration with Jay Robinson’s Premium Motorsports. Pat Tryson will act as the crew chief of Mears’ car.
The 2019 season marks Germain Racing’s 11th year at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level.
“I have considered running a second car in the Daytona 500 for years,” said Germain. “My immediate focus is still on our No. 13 team and the full season that Ty Dillon will run. However, when the chance to field a second car with Casey Mears came together this year with Jay Robinson building the car and providing the at-track crew, I wanted to jump on it. The Daytona 500 is a race that our team, sponsors and fans are all passionate about, and I am too. In a race where anything can happen, having a second entry is an exciting opportunity. Casey has been a part of our Germain Racing family for years, and I’m grateful that he’s willing to get behind the wheel for me again in this one race.”
Mears shared a photo of the car to his instagram on Wednesday morning.