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Mears to sub for Burton in Texas Nationwide race

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FORT WORTH, Texas

Following Jeff Burton's wreck in Turn 2 during first practice for the Dickies 500, team owner Richard Childress has decided to replace him with Casey Mears for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday.

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The driver change was done as a precaution according to Childress and Burton is expected to be fine for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race. Mears, who currently drives the No. 07 Jack Daniels Chevrolet for RCR, will qualify and race the No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet in the O'Reilly Challenge on Saturday.
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