Richard Childress Racing announced that Casey Mears will take over driving duties of the RCR’s No. 07 Jack Daniels Chevy for Clint Bowyer, who will be moving over to RCR’s No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy.
General Mills was not comfortable with Mears as its driving because he currently drives for their competitor. It’s also unknown how Mears will perform, and General Mills wanted a driver that would contend for a championship, which led to the switch with Bowyer.