Casey Mears has been fired from Team Red Bull.
The man who took over for Brian Vickers was released today after just 4 races driving the #83 Toyota. During that span, Mears had a best finish of 22nd, and wrecked his teammate, Scott Speed, on Sunday at Michigan.
This is the fourth major race team to release Mears in the past 5 years. Mears was released from Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of 2006 after 4 years with the team. He was at Hendrick Motorsports for 2 years, before being released and heading over to Richard Childress Racing. That stint lasted one season before Mears was left without a ride.
When Vickers went out for the season due to blood clots, Red Bull turned to Mears for help. But Mears struggled mightily in his four races with the team, and is again without a ride. One has to wonder now if Mears’ career is about over, seeing as he’s had little to no success with several of NASCAR’s biggest teams.
Reed Sorenson is expected to take the wheel of the #83 following Infineon.