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Published on July 2nd, 2008 | by Michael J Smith

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Martin To Replace Mears In No. 5, Sources Say

Mark Martin is expected to announce Friday that he will be replacing Casey Mears in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Chevy in the Sprint Cup next season, sources familiar with the matter say.

Hendrick has called a press conference for Friday to announce Mears’ replacement.

Martin has been in talks with Hendrick and will be that driver, the sources say.

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2 Responses to Martin To Replace Mears In No. 5, Sources Say

  1. Kimberley says:

    I’ve been a Mark Martin fan for a long time and had mixed emotions about his signing with DEI. I can’t say I feel bad to see him leave and go to Hendrick Motorsports. I do feel bad for Casey Mears. He hasn’t had a great year, but then again, none of the Hendrick drivers have. With fewer sponsors to go around and teams downsizing I hope he can find a ride next year.

  2. leadlap says:

    Casey Mears, in my opinion, hasn’t been given a fair shake at Hendrick. But, sometimes that’s just the way life, and NASCAR, is.

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