Mears to drive No. 07 RCR car in 2009

Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, that Casey Mears will be the driver of the team’s No. 07 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Jack Daniel's next season as Clint Bowyer will move to the organization's No. 33 car sponsored by General Mills.

Mears, who has spent the last two years in the No. 5 Chevrolet at Hendrick Motorsports, learned in June that he would be replaced by Mark Martin in that ride at the end of 2008.

Mears said he has agreed to a three-year contract with RCR.

“I just can’t wait to get started," Mears said. “I’m just ready to get going."

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