Tag: nascar

GEICO takes Talladega by storm … and by air

By on October 22, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Talk about getting up for an event! On a day when Brad Keselowski topped the field (including GEICO-sponsored Casey Mears, who finished 10th) on the ground, GEICO Skytypers Chris Orr (in the #2 airplane) and Tom Daly (in the #6 airplane) performed their routine high above the racetrack for the capacity crowd last Sunday, Oct. 19, during the […]

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Right on track for the GEICO 500

By on October 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

In just a few days, the quiet town of Talladega, Alabama, will roar to life with the sounds of engines and cheering fans; the GEICO 500 kicks off on Oct. 17 for three days of NASCAR thrills. About two hours west of Atlanta and an hour east of Birmingham, this small city is home to […]

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Military Mears: GEICO-sponsored driver’s car and fire suit reflect company’s affinity for those who serve

By on May 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Next time you’re watching a NASCAR race, keep an eye out for the 13 car – mostly white, with green, blue and military camouflage accents. Behind the wheel of that speeding beauty, you’ll find Casey Mears. And behind Mears and his racing team, you’ll find GEICO and a great commitment to serving members of the […]

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GEICO and Talladega Superspeedway: the new shake and bake

By on April 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM

If Will Ferrell ever hits the racetrack to reprise his role as Ricky Bobby in a sequel to the hit 2006 movie, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” the GEICO Gecko just might have a starring role. GEICO and Talladega Speedway have announced that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at NASCAR’s celebrated speedway […]

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Waving the flag at the GEICO 400

By on October 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM

A couple of weeks ago, NASCAR’s “Chase for the Sprint Cup” motored through Joliet, Ill., for the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Persevering through tough, wet conditions and a more than five-hour rain delay, Matt Kenseth beat his competition to the checkered flag to take home first place. As the race’s sponsor, GEICO was out […]

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NASCAR’s chase for the Sprint Cup starts this Sunday in Chicago

By on September 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Chicago is known for its hot dogs, skyscrapers and politicians (is that why they call it the “Windy City?”). On Sept. 18, the wind will really be whipping by as NASCAR kicks off its 2011 Sprint Cup Series Championship at the Chicagoland Speedway with the GEICO 400. ESPN will broadcast the event, and more than […]

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This weekend, it’s apples, autumn, football and music

By on October 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I can’t get enough of this fall weather! October is the perfect time to go apple picking. The people of Connecticut can head to the Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury for live music, crafts and fabulous food. And what would an apple festival be without a pie bake-off and pie-eating contest? This is the time […]

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Casey Mears at Dover, New Mexico State Fair, ‘American Chopper’ highlight busy weekend

By on September 23, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, cool weather, college football and the many festivals celebrating the season. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are a few places you might catch the Gecko. NASCAR fans, tune in to watch Casey Mears pilot the GEICO No. 13 Toyota […]

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Casey Mears takes the wheel of the No. 13 GEICO NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Car

By on August 26, 2010 at 9:44 AM

We are excited to add Casey Mears to the GEICO Racing Team. NASCAR star Casey Mears carries with him one of the most recognized names in the sport of auto racing. Not only has he experienced success in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series, he has also won races in the Indy Light and ARCA […]

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Hillstrand brothers of ‘Deadliest Catch’ hooking up with GEICO

By on June 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Captains Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand are into the sixth season of “Deadliest Catch” aboard the Time Bandit. Throughout the year, when they’re not tackling the Bering Sea, the Hillstrand brothers keep very busy by making appearances at several different events. It was one such event that introduced the brothers to AMF Offshore Racing and the […]

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