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Roger Mears

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Roger Mears. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Roger Mears. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

24 Mar 1947
Wichita, Kansas

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

2 (1982-1984)

A great off-road driver in his own right, he is also brother of Rick and father of Casey, who raced in the IRL and is now in NASCAR. Casey's career progress is largely due to Roger, who launched and managed an Indy Pro team, running Casey, for some years. Roger then joined Ganassi and was on hand to advise Casey of a switch to NASCAR in 2003, with the Ganassi team. He then worked for the NASCAR branch of the team in a dual management/consultant role and when Casey joined Hendrick Motorsports, so did Roger. He remains an advisor to Casey, but is retired from other motorsport. He now likes to restore historic cars, likes motorcycling and has a holiday home in Mexico.

Biography last updated 17 Oct 2011