Roger Mears

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Roger Mears
Nationality United States American
Born (1947-04-24) April 24, 1947 (age 67)
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Achievements 20 off-road world championships at Riverside
Two HDRA/SCORE championships
Four Baja 1000 class victories
Five Pikes Peak International Hill Climb class victories
Champ Car career
34 race(s) run over 7 year(s)
Years active 1978-1984
Best finish 9th (1982)
First race 1978 California 500 (Ontario)
Last race 1984 Dana-Jimmy Bryan 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Roger Mears
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 46th (1995)
First race 1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic (Phoenix)
Last race 1995 Spears Manufacturing 200 (Mesa Marin)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of May 18, 2013.

Roger Mears (born March 24, 1947, Wichita, Kansas), is a former off-road driver who also drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1978-1984 seasons, with 31 combined career starts, and started in the 1982 and 1983 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 17 times, with his best finish in 4th position achieved 3 times.

Late in his career, he raced 4 times in the 1995 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, racing for Hendrick Motorsports, including the inaugural series race at Phoenix. His best career finish, however, was a 16th at Mesa Marin.

Roger is the father of NASCAR driver Casey Mears and is 5 years older than his brother, Rick Mears, a 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

USAC[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
1978 Beith Racing United States
PHX
United States
ONT
United States
TWS
United States
TRE
United States
INDY
Canada
MSP
United States
MIL
United States
POC
United States
MIS
United States
ATL
United States
TWS2
United States
MIL2
United States
ONT2
6
United States
MIS2
United States
TRE2
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
BRH
United States
PHX2
DNS
25th 400

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1979 Patrick Racing United States
PHX
United States
ATL1
United States
ATL2
United States
INDY
United States
TRE1
United States
TRE2
United States
MIS1
United States
MIS2
United States
WGL
United States
TRE3
United States
ONT
Ret
United States
MIS3
United States
ATL3
United States
PHX2
NC 0
1980 Hodgdon Racing United States
ONT
9
24th 272
Grant King Racers United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
POC
United States
MDO
4
United States
MIS
United States
WGL
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
ONT2
United States
MIS2
Mexico
MEX
United States
PHX
1982 Machinist Union Racing Team United States
PHX
8
United States
ATL
4
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MIL2
Ret
United States
POC
9
United States
RIV
4
United States
ROA
8
United States
MIS2
8
United States
PHX2
7
9th 103
1983 Machinist Union Racing Team United States
ATL
7
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
8
United States
CLE
6
United States
MIS
DNQ
United States
ROA
8
United States
POC
Ret
United States
RIV
9
United States
MDO
12
United States
MIS2
16
United States
CEA
7
United States
LS
6
United States
PHX
16
12th 43
1984 Caliva Racing United States
LBH
DNQ
United States
PHX
Ret
NC 0
Machinist Union Racing Team United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
United States
MIS
United States
ROA
United States
POC
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
United States
MIS2
United States
PHX2
United States
LS
United States
CEA

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1980 Kingfish 73 Chevrolet DNQ Grant King Racers
1981 Penske PC-7 Ford Cosworth DFX DNQ Agajanian
1982 Penske PC-9B Ford Cosworth DFX 19 32 Machinist Union Racing Team
1983 Penske PC-10 Ford Cosworth DFX 8 28 Machinist Union Racing Team
1984 Penske PC-10 Ford Cosworth DFX DNQ Machinist Union Racing Team

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